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Hass Avocado Tree

So - most of what I read on the HD Garden Glub page and on the internet is that you really want to have two trees, but the Tree label (see attached scanned images) says -  

Pollination Requirements: 
* Self-pollinating; this plant will bear fruit without another variety near by. 

So, is this fact? Sort of looks like it might be as it looks like it's almost two trees in one (via graph?) as it has two main stalks. Or, am I wrong on this observation. Either way, looking forward to others that have purchased a Avocado 'Hass' tree from HD.  

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Posted 2020-05-22T22:56:06+0000  by CanyonCreature CanyonCreature
 



Hi  CanyonCreature.

 

Thank you for your question.

 

That is correct.  About 15-20 years ago, there were A trees and B trees.  To get your avocado tree to fruit, you needed to have an A tree and a B tree.  However, this became cumbersome for our customers and our nurseries developed and avocado tree that was self-pollinating.

 

However, if you have the space, you can plant two trees which will help to increase your yield. Depending on your area, you may already have avocado trees in your area. The bees and other flying insects will take care of the rest.

 

Once planted, it will take 2-4 years for your tree to mature.  Do not let your tree fruit prematurely as the branches will not b strong enough to hold the fruit.  It is better to pull off 90% of the new fruit to allow your new avocado tree to mature and grow a healthy root system.

 

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

 

Rick_HD_OC

Posted 2020-05-26T18:52:35+0000  by Rick_HD_OC
 
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