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  1. Hi Mimi,

    I have a 2 year old Hass growing in a 24 inch Nursery container that I would like to repot. Just 2 days ago it began to flower. Seems like the buds have grown out to 1.5 inches already, looking very vigorous as every stem terminus has emerging buds. I would like advice regarding when repotting would be least stressful for the tree and not interfere with fruit set/flowering etc.

    I also have a 10 year old thriving Fuerte which I grew from a pit and produces numerous beautiful fruit and is planted in the ground. Normally beginning to flower end of February, and still having 25 or so large fruits on it, does having fruit on the tree when it is preparing itself to, and then flowering, affect fruitset and or flowering?

    Thanks so much for any input you could provide.


    Miles P.

    • Hi Miles,

      We don’t grow any avocados in pots, so I can’t really help you there. You can google “growing avocados in pots” and find lots of information there.

      Avocado trees do flower with the current crop still hanging on it. We are usually done harvesting the Fuertes just about the time that the trees are flowering, but the Hass trees go through their bloom season with the crop on the trees. We usually do several “size picks” to help the trees, and the largest fruit usually bring a better price too. Fuerte season doesn’t last as long though, so it’s up to you whether you’re ready to eat those 25 avocados or take a chance that they might fall off the tree during March. Every year is a little different too – some years the Fuertes mature sooner and other years they will hold.

      Hope this helps.

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