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AVOCADO ,Interesting shape , ' RUSSELL' variety , FLORIDA , U.S.A.

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RolFlor a starts with ...
What is the flavour,and are there any in Australia?
http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/tfphotos/update-11-21-06/russel-avocado-3up.jpg
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Jon says...
Wow, that is certainly interesting. There's none on amazon or ebay. I'm also wondering where I could get a Gwen avocado tree from. These trees are hard to track down.
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RolFlor a says...
32 cm long avocado fruit!
'Russell' (originated in Islamorada in Florida Keys); pearshaped at apex with long neck giving it a total length up to 32 CM! (13 inches); skin, smooth, glossy, thin, leathery; flesh of excellent quality; seed small. Season: Aug. and Sept. Tree bears well and is recommended for home gardens.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/avocado_ars.html
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RolFlor a says...
32CM LONG AVOCADO!
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Pauline says...
WOW, that would be a good one to have.
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Kieran says...
I planted this by seed in my backyard and it started fruiting after about 5 years.
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the pimpernel says...
there's one here in the national park. just grafted one last year and put it in my backyard. stay tuned for updates. fruit up to 25cm long with beautiful swans neck
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Linton says...
Hi Kieran

Any chance of sending some seeds of your "Russell" avocado? How big is your tree? I'm assuming that it is not an overly large tree as it is recommended for home gardens. There seems to be no information if it is a type A or B. Do you have another tree growing to pollinate it?

Anyway, I'm still very interested to try it so please let me now if you can send. Thanks. Nice day......
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Kieran says...
Hi Linton, don't know how I can send the seed from here. I live in North Karnataka, India and the seeds don't last that long. the main fruiting is from June to August and winter fruiting yields from February to May (sporadic)
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the pimpernel says...
Linton your problem is that the seed probably wont produce a tree true to type and could take 5-10 years to fruit.
You need to get some budwood and graft it as I did here.
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Linton says...
No worries Kieran, the transit times can be quite long through the post and I don't think avocado seeds remain viable for very long if they dry out. It would have been nice to grow this graceful "swan-neck" variety though.

Cheers!

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genipapo says...
Hi Kieran
I would like to exchange info on your avocado tree. Could you please email me at cperesc@oi.com.br
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Markmelb says...
Pimpernel- if you have fruit now would be interesting to see photo of juvenile form of fruit - if they are similar to Kierans tree could graft one for Linton next january? Or before they flush - wouldnt mind putting a branch on mine too? Is it an A variety you think?
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Kieran says...
have done so, Genipapo
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the pimpernel says...
Hi MarkMelb. Its a B type. I have some nice pohtos of fruit from mother tree but cant seem to post them (jpgs). Any one offer me any hints?. Can send you budwood spring if you want.
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Markmelb says...
Hi maybe your photos are too big - under 1mb works best.
Also have had best success grafting mid January.
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the pimpernel says...
Thats interesting re january graft. Which method?

Will try again with photo.
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the pimpernel says...
BTW this variety has beautiful creamy delicious flesh similar to the Secondo I have growing here. Seed is round/ large but the flesh right up the neck is perfect
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Bella14 says...
Hi Pimpernel,
Thanks for sharing your photos. If I might jump in, I would be very interested in getting some bud wood for grafting if available:)I have been looking for such an avocado for ages after I bought one at a local market it was the best ever and have not seen anything like it til your photos:)
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the pimpernel says...
Hello Bella.I don't believe post would be the best way to send budwood. But if you are in the Shoalhaven you are not far from me at Bundeena. The fully grown tree is just round the corner from here and you could visit spring. Alternatively I do travel down the south coast on the odd occasion and could possibly drop some in in spring (best time to graft).
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Bella says...
Hi Pimpernel, I have tried several times to get this message to send through but failed....hope it works this time. That would be wonderful and thankyou however am unsure how to go about exchanging postal details etc as this is an online forum? Let me know if you have any ideas...
Much appreciated :)
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the pimpernel says...
Bella as I mentioned before don't think post is a great idea anyway.
If you like can give you directions how to find the tree. Come up and camp at Bonnie Vale camp ground (Bundeena) right next to the avo in question.
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Linton says...
Dear The Pimpernel

I too would very much wish to grow this long necked avocado. Since I am in Melbourne it is a bit far to come there but I am sure that cuttings could be sent successfully. There have been many avocado scions sent by post previously which arrived still fresh and were successfully propagated. They just need to be wrapped in some moist paper towell and put in a plastic bag or cling wrap to prevent them drying out.

I dearly hope you are willing to oblige and if so please contact me at:
lintonius at hotmail.com

so I can give you my address and arrange to reimburse you the post costs. This avocado is a very unusual and rare type here in Australia so it is worth getting a few a people to grow it to ensure it's survival. Wait to hear from you.
Cheers!
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Bella says...
Hi Pimpernel,
Thanks for that - i have actually been to that campground but didnt notice an avocado tree.....You mentioned you come to the coast would you be coming at all this year closer to spring?
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