Q.How Early Can You Pinch Back An Avocado Stem Grown From A Pit?
My avocado twin saplings are now 10 inches and 8 inches tall: I’ve wrapped them like a braid and want to keep them small as I live in an apt. with no yard. I do want them to bare fruit though and was wondering how early I can pinch them back to make them branch out yet remain small enough for an inside plant. I want a tree about 3-4 feet tall.
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You can go ahead and start pinching while they are young. You will have a better chance of getting fruit if you buy a dwarf variety that has been grafted. You may have to wait 10 years for fruit, and if it does fruit, it likely won't be as good as the parent. Those from seed make a nice houseplant though if you are happy with that.