Q.Healthy Avocado Tree, Approx. 10 Years Old, Each Year Has Healthy Crop Of Small Fruit, That Turns Black And Falls Off When Fruit B
ecomes about the size of an egg ? I have a lush and healthy looking Avocado tree, approximately 15 feet tall, and 10 years old, that looks to have sprouted from a seed… Every year for at least the last 5 years, the tree looks to be loaded with small avocados, but when they get to be the size of an egg (maybe a little larger), they fruit turns black, and falls off… WHAT is happening? I have a number of other avocado trees that are much older, and they produce normal fruit… Is this a disease of some sort? Is there a cure ? I’m not familiar with this site… How will I know if my question has been answered?
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It sounds like fruit rot. There are many pathogens that can contribute to this, unfortunately. Making sure to remove any infected fruits and discarding them far away from the tree will help. Using sulfur based fungicides can help, too.
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