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sibson1 starts with ...
Do you stock Wurtz & Rincon dwarf avocado trees or what other dwarf varieties that are compatable. When will you plants be ready?
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17th October 2014 7:40am
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Tommoz says...
I think Lamb Hass and Pinkerton are semi-dwarfing. Birdwood affiliated nurseries sell Lamb Hass and I think that's your best bet. Avoid Wurtz.

Avocadoes are sufficiently self fertile.
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gimme says...
Why avoid Wurtz? Is Rincon fruit quality any good?
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Tommoz says...
Wurtz or Little Cado I found to be a tree more sensitive and with a strange growth habit of growing very wide. It is also very slow growing. I have read more negative than positive reviews about the flavour, in any case lamb hass is superior here.

Don't know about Rincon.
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Brain says...
I killed 2 wurtz, so i'd agree about avoiding them. My 3rd being pinkerton is doing ok. I have not seen any lamb hass in the last 2 years in se qld of late. But wurtz are everywhere.



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Waterfall says...
I have a Wurtz, it did absolutely nothing for almost a year and then this spring it just burst into new growth everywhere!

2nd photo is the start of spring, 1st photo is now, its grown about 6 inches in 4 weeks.
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gimme says...
Hey brain turners have a huge range right now. heaps of lamb hass at the moment. Also Rincon, edranol, sharwil, shephard, fuerte, hass, wurtz, Pinkerton and reed. I don't really work there anymore so this isn't a plug but just letting ppl know for months nothing was available
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Brain says...
thanks for the update gimme, I will ponder on which one I want and make a trip. :)

decisions decisions.

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Brendan says...
If it were mine Brian, I'd go for Edranol, Lamb Hass & Reed! :-)
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Chris says...
You don't like Sharwil, Brendan?
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Brain says...
In the end, i got a rincon and lamb hass. Thanks for the tips. I read rincon is suitable for sub tropics and i like the dark to black skin of the lamb hass. Either way, i am pretty excited at the possibilites. :)
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Brendan says...
I like all avocados Chris, and yes, Sharwil is fine, I don't have any growing here.
Years ago, I paid $5 for a large Sharwil at woollies, very nice!
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Jason says...
Rincon is a small tree but very poor quality fruit. Probably the worst of all named varieties. Don't want to be the bringer of bad news and it's still good enough for avocado on toast but you wont want to eat it with a spoon and nothing else.

Besides it's not a type B which you probably should have to pollinate the lamb hass. Just letting you know :).

If I was in Brisbane I'd go Edranol and Reed as a pair I think. Best two fruit from each flower type.
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Brain says...
Do'h ... maybe I was thinking of Bacon and got confused with Rincon. LOL.

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VF says...
I have to disagree with Jason on this one. I have Rincon, and while I agree it's not as good as some (Hass, Sharwill, Hazzard etc), it's not a write off. Flesh is buttery, mild taste but not tasteless. I wonder if climate has an influence on this one. Far worse tasting ones around - have recently had very ordinary Anaheim and Linda. Only good for guacamole. Both very big fruit though.


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denise1 says...
Its a wonder that some poorer cultivars ever got selected and propagated in the first place. I guess that they did really well in particular conditions. If you cant get advise for your own locality then you could multigraft your favourites onto your own trees or you could use techniques of growing a number of different varieties in compact manner to fit in small space. There are a few websites that explain it and it may be worth looking into. It may take a short time or a long time to fairly evaluate them as some trees can sometimes take a number of years to excel. try local knowledge.
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Chris says...
Some varieties really just serve as very good pollinators.
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Brain says...
It's early days in my avo growing adventure and I'd be more than happy to see some flowers and fruit.

My overriding concern is tree size and as little pruning as possible, as I wouldn't have the space or the desire to maintain 100L pots. 40L is probably the max.

I'm already pleased with my pinkerton surviving a year and the very hot summer last year in Brissy. I manage to save it just and it's been doing quite well now, thanks in part to the worm juice.

So the wait for my own avo continues, as well as a type B dwarf!
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Waterfall says...
I don't think a type B dwarf exists but if you find one I'd like to know about it as I don't have space for a latge avo tree.
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Brain says...
Anyway, I read the avo flowers are not exact clockwork and hence the type As only, can be ok at pollinating and produce fruit, but obviously having a type B in conjunction is the better solution.

I wonder if having some native bee hives would help?

Years back, I have search extensively in American websites to see if there are any type B dwarfs and I've come to the same conclusion as you have.
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VF says...
Shephard is type B and semi-dwarf. Supermarket fruit often lackluster and watery as picked too early. Picked at right stage, flesh is very yellow, thick, and some eggyness in flavor. Yum!
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Jason says...
VF, climate does seem to influence Avocados a fair bit. They tend to have more flavour if grown on the tree longer and they are on the tree in a cool climate for a loooooong time. Rincon has a very strong overpowering flavour here, it's probably better in areas where things like Bacon have little flavour (Bacon is also fairly strong in flavour here but in a good way).

Reed is universally good anyway :).
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Brain says...
I'm tempted with the Shepard but I think I will wait till the new acquisitions to settle and survive first. The recent bright and hot days is already burning up my avo leaves! Might have to consider moving them to full shade if this weather keeps up.
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Waterfall says...
I have mine so at about 12pm they are shaded by shade cloth.
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Markmelb says...
Also dont forget to paint exposed wood with dilute white plastic paint for sunblock
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Thithi says...
Hm, what 'd happen if u didnt dilute the paint?
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30th October 2014 8:29am
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Julie 1 says...
Thithi, I have used straight undiluted paint on young macadamias with no problems. I think most people use it undiluted - I know a local orchardist who does this.
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Thithi says...
What a relief.. I painted my Avo trees 2 days ago undiluted..
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VF says...
Jason, I have to ask, what kind of strong flavor does the Rincon develop your way? Is it aniseed that I've read some avo's get? And yes, Reed is good. ☺
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Manuel says...
I like plan avocado,I know hass , is good taste and dont have line of fibre, that you know/
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Manuel

It seems that your are trying to communicate something about avocado to the forum members. Can you please be more clear in your line of inquiry or statement.

As Always....Happy Gardening :-)
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