Avocado Trees
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Avocado tree

Zone Gardena CA 90247 | ckellerjr added on April 23, 2016 | Answered

I planted an avocado seed 16 years ago and this year is the first year for it to have flowers. The flowers open and within a few days they are gone. No fruit. Across from this tree is another tree belonging to my neighbor which was planted from seed about 5 years ago. His tree had fruit last year but this year he had the same problem, flowers and five fruits - but as soon as they were about pea size, they fell off. These two trees are about 20 feet apart.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 24, 2016

It can take 8 to 20 years for a seed planted Avocado to produce fruit.
You may also need a pollinator.
Here are some articles with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/avocado-tree-growing.htm
http://ucavo.ucr.edu/Flowering/RemarkableFlower.html

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