I live in Florida where mango and avocados grow and give us fruits every year. I would like to know if mango and avocado can be grafted together?
You might want to check with your state extension office on this question. Not sure that will work, as I believe those are 2 very different species. You can grow the avocado from seed, I know. Not sure about the mangoes.
Why are the leaves on my avocado tree (planted 3 months ago) turning brown? Avocado tree purchased from local "big box" store, in good condition, but with a few leaves having brown (dry) edges. Now, many leaves have the same brown/dry edges. Watered 3 times a week and fertilized (with avocado fertilizer) oncea month. Most leaves affected are old, but some of the new ones are also affected.
If they have brown edges, then the tree is not getting enough water. Newly planted trees need LOTS of water to establish well. You almost cannot overwater them the first year or so (but you don't want them to be in standing water) Increase water to the tree and this should help.
I have a new avocado tree and the leaf tips are turning brown. The tree is about 3 ft. tall.
This indicates a watering issue. Either the tree is not getting enough water or there is something affecting the roots that is preventing them from taking up water.
I have a giant Avocado tree in my back garden (in London N17) grown from a seed, which I literally threw out of the kitchen window. I can't remember when. However, two years a go it bore 12 fruit and none since then. It is quite bizarre, but how do I encourage it to bear again and how do I curtail its growth? I had two other 5' ones but chopped them down. Now there are two more growing which I would like to keep small.
You can do some judicious pruning, no more than 1/3 of the branches at a time. The 2 small ones can be turned into houseplants if you chose or transplant to another location. In order to bear fruit they avocado trees need pollinators. You might want to consider planting flowers that draw bees and other similar pollinators to encourage your tree to bear more fruit.
I bought a house in October and there are about 12-14 fruit trees in my yard. Some of the fruit is really big. But recently I noticed a lot of fruit and leaves falling off of my trees. Is there a certain time to pick the fruit? Prune trees, etc. ? The avocado trees are only about 3 months, and they are small. How many times a week should I water them and for how long? /
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/leaves-falling-off-citrus-tree.htm
If necessary, pruning may be done to maintain their shape and height. As for harvesting--Grapefruits are usually harvested in fall. Most lemon varieties have a long bearing period and can be harvested between August and February. Once the fruits have turned yellow or gold in color, they’re ready for picking. The longer the fruit remains on tree, however, the larger and sweeter it becomes. The most reliable method is the taste test. You can also squeeze the fruit with your hand: if it is really hard, it probably needs to stay on the tree longer.
Water avocados deeply once every 7-10 days.
Do I need another avocado tree in my yard before the mature one that I have will bear fruit?
Yes, unless you will be hand-pollinating the tree yourself. Avocado trees produce flowers that have separate male and female phases. For example, when the flowers open, they may be female one day and male the next. Type A trees are female in the morning and male in the afternoon. Type B trees open with female flowers in the afternoon but are male in the morning. You need the opposite type as a pollinator, or save the pollen one day and use it the next to pollinate the tree by hand.
While supporting a heavy, leaning over young tree with a 2 x 4, the bark was scraped away, approximately 40% of the bark in a 5-inch long area. Can I use roofing tar to paste over the wound? Your web site says to let it air dry. Is that correct? I have always covered the torn bark with a tar like substance?
Do not tar over the wound. This can trap bacteria and fungus in the wound, which will lead to rot. You should let it air dry.