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Q.How to Prune New Avocado

Zone Central Florida | JDGiants added on April 29, 2013 | Answered

I know nothing about gardening. I have an avocado plant, from pit, still in a glass of water. The sprout is about 8″ high with 4 small leaves now, and I want to transfer it to the ground in our backyard here in Central Florida. I’ve read that it should be pruned at least once before planting. How exactly do I prune, to ensure a large, healthy avocado tree that (hopefully) one day may bear fruit? Some leaves? All leaves? Where? Thanks, in advance for any/all help!

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Answered on April 29, 2013

I would not prune until it is much larger and at least a year old. For additional info on pruning, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/pruning-avocado-trees.htm

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