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AVOCADO - SECONDO (A)

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Description

A late selection that produces a pear shaped green skinned fruit with a Hass like textured skin. The fruit is of excellent quality with rich, creamy flesh. A very precious variety producing fruit often in its 2nd year. Self pollinating. H Jul - Dec This is a local selection with Hass and Sharwill as parents that was selected by Daleys and is proving an excellent backyard variety.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

August, September, October, November, December

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Question & Answer

I have a large Haas (10yr old) a 6 yr Sharwill and a 3 year Reed that re all flowering and setting fruit. My Secondo is about 5 year old ( ie bought when you first released them i think) . Could be older but this year had a heap of flowers and no fruit set at all. Last year had 30 fruit. As the others seem fine and my secondo appears healthy and well fertilised etc is there any reason apart form just a bad year that it hasnt set fruit? I cant see any bugs etc that may be the cause and as the other trees are so healthy and plenty of fruit am struggling to undertand why. Any help appreciated. Thanks Cameron ps all trees are about 6 meters or so apart. From: Greenbank QLD

Hi Cameron, we have found Secondo to be a good regular cropper even by itself. There are lots of reason why avocadoes and other fruit trees dont set regularly. My guess it maybe its decided to want to grow vegetatively this season and has aborted all its young fruit. Hopefully it should not happen every season.

What dimensions does a mature tree grow? From: COFFS HARBOUR NSW

The Secondo is a vigorous tree and can grow 5-8m high and 5-6m wide

Customer Comments on Avocado - Secondo (A)

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Avocado - Secondo (A)

The Secondo Avocado Tree is giving fruit in it's second year (maybe that's why they call it secondo). I tell everyone. | David Mane - Kensington, NSW 16-Apr-2008

Avocado - Secondo (A)

The Secondo can happily fruit without a B-Type Avocado making it ideal for home orchardists who just want one tree. Perhaps this is because it's parents have one as a B-Type the Sharwill and the other an A-Type the Hass. | Correy - Brisbane, QLD 16-Apr-2008

Avocado - Secondo (A)

Chris I would suggest the Secondo Avocado Tree as it is fast growing and fruiting. I am growing one. | Correy - Woolloongabba, QLD 06-Oct-2008

Avocado - Secondo (A)

Is Secondo upright or spreading? How hard would it be to keep it at 4m, growing in pretty near ideal condiions? Correy? | Peggy - Toowoomba, QLD 22-Dec-2008

Avocado - Secondo (A)

My Secondo is actually a type B. Opens as female in afternoon then as male following morning. For better pollination collect some pollen on a small camel hair brush in the morning and then spread to female flower in PM. | Peter Scott - Bundeena, NSW 31-Oct-2014

Avocado - Secondo (A)

2017 produced 65 massive fruit each over 550g. Tree is now 6 years old and benefits from winter pruning. It is definitely a B group variety, hundreds of bees last year did all the pollination. Getting my own hive soon. | Peter Scott - Bundeena, NSW 23-Aug-2017
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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted) 1/10

Ernie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2858 days 6hrs

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I got a secondo about 4 months ago. Very healthy tree. Pruned it slightly in winter and it seemed dorment for a few months. After the first half of winter it started to grow little buds and now 1 week before spring they are just about to explode. Can't wait until spring and maybe i get some fruit  in the second (secondo) year. Very pleased with the quality of the tree. Very recommendable.

Thanks

Ernie Wust


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2211 days 4hrs

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Perhaps it is not a wise choice to plant a Secondo in Melbourne as may not tolerate the long cold months down here. Nevertheless, I am happy with the purchase, how could I resist it when the fruit is said to be of excellent quality and that its parents are Sharwil and Hass? I will transplant the plant to a bigger pot and plant it out in the ground next year when I have more time to tend them.


Once in the ground, the strategies to keep my avocado plants in good health is to:

* plant the trees on a raised bed to prevent root rot,

* cover the plant with with shade cloth for sun/wind/frost proction in its first few years, and

* mulch and feed the plants with good stuff such as comfrey leaves,  liquid fertiliser and blood bones. Because avocado trees acidic soil, avoid feeding them any matter that may raise the PH level such as mushroom compost and  seaweeds.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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tevans says... [1352 days 9hrs ago]
how is your avocado tree going now 4 yrs on?

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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 1561 days 13hrs

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Attempt no 3 at a secondo, this time planted into a BIG mound.  July planting, hopefully it will not mind mid winter above the frost line and will have settle before the westerlies come in spring.

Died - too harsh - western facing, heavy soil, dry.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted) 8/10

Getafix's Edible Fruits
Update: 2840 days 8hrs

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Sept 2010: The fruit from this variety was rated very highly by Daley's staff, and it is also meant to fruit well without a pollinator, so i thought i'd give it a go. We have heavy clay soil, so i'm in the process of preparing its eventual spot in the garden, and in the meantime it's in a pot.

Since the weather has started to warm up, it has put on a lot of new growth and looking pretty healthy in general

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted) 8/10

Jimmy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 604 days 11hrs

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would love some avos, so i bought a couple of hass and a secendo.  planted march, established but all slowed nearly to a stop over winter. beginning of spring, secendo flowered and is  now flushed with new growth. hass buds beginning to bloom mid spring.

Planted: 2011

Height 500 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Question:

I have used no pest control. noticed stems and trunks of hass avos with brown blotches, any ideas?  Also new growth on secondo is being eaten by small, long, green insects similar to a praying mantis. Pyrethrum spray says do not use on new growth and i would like a safer option. would a garlic or white oil spray be ok on a secendo? 


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Avocado - Secondo (A)

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 620 days 5hrs

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Sept 2010 - In FULL Flower (gone mad with flowering) Compared to my other Avocado's. The Secondo is slow. It seems to chunk up instead of growing in height. Previously have lost 2, tried the pink protectors & have had a good result/


Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted) 4/10

Roy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3235 days 6hrs

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Secondo Avocardo - still alive but hasn't grown at all. Some parts of leaves are brown. Appears to have growth buds ready to sprout but has been like that for quite some time now.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

anti rot used - 2 or 3 applications in last 3 months

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Is there anything I can do to start this tree growing, not sure if I should try moving it to a different location. Currently is in a raised garden bed but it can grow through to the ground.


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AJ says... [1271 days 13hrs ago]
mine is the same. any update since? do you have any growth? did you move the tree?

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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Grafted)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3016 days 10hrs

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Secondo is the darker leafed plant on the left planted with a Bacon on the right. Two in one hole planted in a slight mound and mulched around base. Will add pea straw soon and put some stakes in with clear plastic wrapped around to form a plant tube for the winter.

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Secondo (A)

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2337 days 4hrs

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Just planted. I delayed getting one, as only half the family likes avocadoes and we have clay soil. I have planted it on a mound on a built-up bed on a slope, so I hope that works. I like the idea that you can harvest at any size and they ripen off the plant. Also, you can use the leaves.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Avocado - Secondo (A)

Justin1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1025 days 11hrs

Comments: - Fruiting first time this year (after about 6 years). Still not as prolific as Hass.

Fruiting Months August, September, October

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Secondo (A) (Seedling) 10/10

FresserDavid1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1406 days 2hrs

Comments: - Unbelivable quantity of fruit.

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Planted: 2007

Height 8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 100 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow lucerne blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Winter

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Secondo (A)

AJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 1189 days 6hrs

Comments: - first year in ground. very slow growth.

Planted: 2015

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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andy11 says... [484 days 13hrs ago]
Where did u get ur secondo from?

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