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Q.Spindly Pinkerton Avocado Tree

Zone San Diego 92122 | Kathy Anderson added on July 31, 2021 | Answered

I just got it in March and it has grown 2 feet already. It is in a pot. How can I make the trunk stronger?

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Answered on August 2, 2021

It sounds like the tree doesn't get full sun. Anything less than 8 hours of direct sunlight, or equivalent, will cause a spindly tree. Otherwise, test the soil for nutrient deficiencies, though these will appear as lesions or spots on the leaves rather than stem elongation.

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