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Avacado ok or not?

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kaiser soze starts with ...
Hi Guys

I was hoping to get peoples thoughts as to how my Shepard avocado is going.

I got it about a month ago put it in a raised mound with a 1 meter hole under for the tap root the soil mixture I used was red sandy loam premium potting mix gypsum and black pine mulch on top.

The ph was about 6.6 gave it some trace elements was watering once a week not letting the root ball dry out has good drainage but is quite wet after all the recent rain.

It was showing signs of leaf burn when I got it mostly older leaves but seems to be over most of them now plenty of new shoots coming out.

I got a Hass tree at the same time treated exactly the same has no leaf damage.
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Morning leaf drop.
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The Hass.
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Amanda says...
It might just be a bit of transplant shock kaiser? Gypsum is a fertiliser salt - so maybe a little salt burn as well.
Perhaps Shepherd is more touchy than the Hass - or there is some other aspect to it's position, planting etc - that we can't easily determine. Does it get more of the sea breeze for eg?
Perhaps no more feeding until the new growth develops? Maybe some dilute Seasol only - it's good for new plantings and quite gentle. Supposedly it contains plant growth promotors.

I know our avocados drop a heap of leaves when they flower, down here...this will be in a couple of months, but perhaps yours are earlier up there, in the warmer climate (and maybe they were grown a lot further south in a cooler place?)
If it were mine I would just "Observe and Monitor" and review when the new leaves have developed?
If they are also burnt then there is a problem...
But remember what I said about growing avocados in Gero hey....it might be a challenge...
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kaiser soze says...
Its is about 8 meters from the Hass probably got a little more wind with the wild weather we had its protected from the sea breeze.

I sprayed it with yates anti-rot yesterday some of the new growth has burn also so I thought there was nothing to lose.

Thanks for the help Amanda I knew it was going to be a challenge hopefully I have done everything correctly to give it a fighting chance.

I will give it some seasol the Hass has buds looks like its going to flower soon.

Cheers

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