Growing Avocado Trees

If you plan on growing your very own avocado tree, or want to start your own avocado farming business, there are certain factors you must consider. First of which is the variety of avocado you want to plant.

Naturally avocado trees have several different varieties that vary in their needs. With this decision in mind everything else will fall into place, starting with the location.

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Identify where you plan on planting your avocado tree, or where you want to grow your avocado plantation. Different areas have different climates, soils, weather, temperature and the like. Therefore it is best to choose a variety that will flourish in that type of environment. Take a trip down to your local nursery and ask about the different varieties of avocado that are available in that area. Examples of the different varieties of avocado trees include: Cardinal, Calma, Uno, 240, 227, Parker, RCF Purple and Cepillo Green.

After you have decided on the avocado variety, you may now produce your planting materials. Planting materials are either seedlings or grafted plants. Usually the preferred method is grafting. It is easier, more efficient and practical. There are different methods of propagation such as inarching and shield budding. Both of which require more skill and understanding though they may be considered once you get used to growing your avocado business.

Once you have planted and set up your avocado plantation it is important to manage and care for the plants through pruning. Through this you will be able to train the avocado tree to a desirable shape, in which it will grow into and develop as it matures. To ensure also the healthy growth of your plants, you should apply fertilizer. Soil conditions may not always bear the essential nutrients that your plants need for bearing fruit and overall health. Fertilizer is usually applied in a ring around the tree or buried into holes around the tree.

To ensure that your tree gets maximum benefit from the soil, fertilizer and overall care and nurturing you provide it, you must remove any sign of weeding. Also keep your avocado tree well irrigated. Water it regularly and take note of the climate since it may require more nourishment on some days more than others. Protect and treat immediately any signs of pests or diseases that may infect your tree.

Harvesting and marketing are what comes next. Harvesting avocadoes is not a one day task as to compare to other plantations. This is because not all avocadoes on the same tree mature at the same time as the rest. This means you will have to visit the tree from time to time to check on all your fruits and decipher whether or not they are now ready for harvest. Upon harvest of your avocadoes, you will need to market your product. You may either sell them yourself at a farmers market or establish a contract with a business like a grocery store that will purchase all your harvests.

All other factors such as the climate, irrigation, temperature and like will depend on the variety. It is up to you to enhance these growth factors and build them in such a way as to better and promote the overall health and growth of your avocado trees.

56 Comments

  • donna said on September 27, 2010
    i'm in northern arkansas, USA. is it possible to have an avacado farm in this location?
  • Narayan Aryal said on February 9, 2011
    Right now I am in Bermuda but I am thinking to plants of avocados in Nepal.. Kathmandu where i am from,, may i do good on it.. i am on study now ,, and planning to start by sep 2011
  • RAVI JAIMUNGALSINGH said on August 28, 2011
    I want to start a Avocado farm in Trinidad & Tobago in the carribbian. Any advise
  • Binod Silwal said on October 12, 2011
    I want to start a Avocado farm in Nepal at kathmandu valley please inform me as u can.
  • chhetra Bahadur thapa said on October 30, 2011
    I want to start avocado farm at sindhupalchok district about 1400 mt. height. please advice me about suitable variety.
  • Bennedict Bennett said on November 2, 2011
    I want to start an avocado farm in Croydon, Swaziland (Southern Africa). Kindly advise on best variety to consider
  • Andrew Kazimoto said on November 14, 2011
    I'm a citizen of Tanzania in East africa, i own a land in a valley having clay like soil, it is currently more like a forest. I'm using the land for cattle keeping as an open grazing area. My long term plan is to combine livestock keeping and Avocado farming by reducing the number of natural trees and planting Avocado in a distance of 20-30 mts apart and shielding the tree against cattle. My worry is possibility of incompatibility of my plan as to have livestock require uses of herbicides of which are enemy of insects such a bees and some flies, also flies and bees are enemy of cattle. Does the Avocado get pollinated by bees? is it possible to combine those two ideas without problem?. Second the type of Avocado i'm interested for is the one with high oil contents and hard skin, what is the name of that. If i could be emailed with a complete literature of Avocado i will appreciate.
  • Dinesh Khatiwada said on November 15, 2011
    Country: Nepal
    Region: Eastern (Plain Belt)
    Climate: Max. temp. in summer- upto 40 degree celcius and upto 22 degree Celsius in winter.
    I am from eastern region of Nepal (Morang). I am interested in farming avocado. Is it possible to farm in these climatic condition. What other technical expertise require in farming avocado. Before involving into this farming i should all the pros and cons of this farming in this climatic condition. What are the steps that should be taken in these farming? please advise me. Dinesh
  • Mariam said on February 6, 2012
    I am from Dar es Salaam (Bagamoyo region), Tanzania. Which variety of avocado, with a high oil content (suitable for cosmetics, soaps etc) would be suitable for this region. Any oil processing/extraction information would be greatly appreciated. Additionally all other uses or by products other than oil would also be of help
  • Ravi Agrawal said on March 12, 2012
    I am thinking to start with Avocado plantation in Maharashtra, india. Any suggestion and guidance will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Climate: Summer: Max 45 deg C; Winter: Min 7 deg C
  • Hari said on June 20, 2012
    hi, Namastee. i have some land at Damauli, Tanahun. I am planning to plant Avocado there. I need some information about it
  • chun said on September 10, 2012
    hi everybody, i'm from UK it seems less likely to be able to do avocado production in like those cold country. but i'm eagerly looking for to starting up, what more information could i have from anybody thanks. even i would consider to move place around the world in any country in terms of suitable climate for starting the avocado production.
  • Ngolobe Emmanuel said on October 2, 2012
    Well Thanks for this business idea. I have one avocado tree that I have been observing for the past three years and after four years its started flowering. and with this observation I have made up my mind to have 60 plants planted at the onset of the rains next year. I have a small family piece of land and well think can make the best use of it.
  • Mukiibi Shadal said on December 4, 2012
    i want to grow avocado in mukono district uganda what should i do.
  • Roberto Brumel said on January 7, 2013
    Northern Belize, sugar cane country. Low, flat, humid. Any guess as to viability, time from planting to first harvest, time to full maturity, preferred variety?
  • George B Lupembe said on January 13, 2013
    MESSAGE TO MR CHUN of UK, Welcome to Tanzania, I own 365 acres farm with a registered title deed and this year I have started planting avocado (haas) in a 50 acres land which is out of a registered 365 acres. I am looking for partnership in farming. George B Lupembe, P.O.Box 1136, IRINGA, Tanzania
  • Lule Joseph said on January 15, 2013
    I want to start up an avocado farm in Uganda. Which district has the crop's highest annual output? Regards!
  • Thiha Aung said on February 25, 2013
    Hi, I am from Myanmar (Burma). We have already test avocado tree that is success. Now we want to extend more three and want to sell for foreign market. Pls advice term and conduction for selling and how to pack for international market. TKS
  • jagendra Prasad said on March 2, 2013
    I want to start avocado farming Hamilto , New Zealand. where to start from?
  • kajibabu shrestha said on March 26, 2013
    hi namaste , i am from gorkha i will like to plantation avacado is this aria suit for avacado to plant, and what is market and what is future , thanks
  • moni lama said on March 30, 2013
    Hi I'm moni Lama from estern Nepal willing to plant Avocado i'm my location please give me advice.
  • Arun Chandra Verma said on April 8, 2013
    I want to start avocado farming in Bihar, India. How to get avocado plants in neighboring area
  • Jean M. Gonzales said on July 4, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start a small avocado farm in Bataan, Philippines. The location has hot, sunny climate 3/4 of the year; there are typhoons during the rainy season. The available avocado seedlings are grafted evergreens, 3-4 feet tall. Please advise me on how to make the farm succeed. Thank you very much.
  • Devraj gurung said on August 10, 2013
    I want to plant in Nepal. I have plans to plant in kaski lamjung parbat and sanja .
  • THABISO MOEKETSI said on October 2, 2013
    Hi aspirant farmers and entrepreneurs, I am very impressed with what is read here, as part of my research. I also want to venture into these farming of avocado business and I am looking for partner, who has started or want to begin.., to share advices, strategies and extending into foreign market. I am residing in the South of Africa (Johannesburg) for more discussion I can be contacted on thabisomoeketsi0@gmail.com.
  • Geeta said on November 25, 2013
    I would like to stat a small plantation of avocado in Surat, Gujarat, India. Is it possible? If it is where to get the plant? Thank you very much.
  • Rishi Parajuli said on December 11, 2013
    Hi, I came to know about nutritional value and demand of Avocado in especially in Kathmandu. May be, its demand can increase further with increased awareness among the people in future. Since I am from Sindhupalchok can someone help me how can I develop a small farm in my village there. What could be necessary steps to proceed.
  • chandradeb said on January 22, 2014
    hi i have land in maharastra coastal sindhudurg dist about 15 acre. want start avacado plantation any help will be appreciated. thanks
  • richard.j@absamail.co.za said on March 18, 2014
    i have planted a avo tree in the west cape in south africa it is growing in sand stone and is doing well i want to start to farm with them what do you think the chances of them growing the tree is now 1.7 meter high
  • action robert laudari said on March 28, 2014
    Hi, I am from bharatpur, Nepal. We have plain fertile soils here. Tempreture ranging from 15- 40 degree celcius. Mostly the temperature here is around 28 degrees. How can I do avocado farming here. Can you please inform me everything about avocado farming and, how to get the plants and about the cost.
  • Uddhab Basnet said on April 19, 2014
    Hello i'm thinking of farming avocado in sindupalchowk district the hilly side . I would like to know if its possible to farm? If yes what are the conditions required? temperature, soil, how much water etc.
  • Bimala Dhakal said on July 14, 2014
    I want to start a Avocado farming in Kathmandu Nepal..I want to all the details in it.....
  • ANIL JAIN said on August 31, 2014
    i want to start avocados plantation on a small scale in INDORE(M.P.), INDIA .KINDLY ADVISE. THANKS
  • ANIL JAIN said on August 31, 2014
    I AM AN ENGINEER. I STAY IN INDORE WHICH IS SITUATED IN MADHYA PRADESH STATE IN INDIA
  • Abdallah Rashid Kisunga said on September 7, 2014
    HI, am owner of larger portion of land in Malinyi Morogoro Tanzania i have plan to start planting avocado next year, am ambitious to know the following, is the place suitable for avocado planting? is there possibility to have foreign market for my avocados when its time for selling? if yes which type should i plant?
  • Tan Tlaysie said on September 12, 2014
    Is Malaysia climate suitable to plant for avocado. We want to start business here.
  • Abdulmajeed said on November 2, 2014
    I like to plant few Avacado trees and want to knw better ... India,Kerala,Kollam,25 to 40 deg C,30 m altitude,gravel,2500 mm rain
  • anselmo kitambala said on November 5, 2014
    I want to establish an orchard for avocado but i don't know which varieties can be grown in Tanzania at Mpanda?
  • Rishi Ram Parajuli said on November 11, 2014
    HI everyone, I have planted more than 150 avocado plants in my village in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal in July 2014. I have no any training about it. However, the source of information was only various documents from website. I collected the varieties of seeds (I don't know actual types) and got germinated at home easily. Now, all the health plants are growing well. Very few people has planted it in my area. It is really a trial and error. I will share with you its further progress. I believe it will be not so bad here.
  • Chris Mukaja said on January 20, 2015
    I want to expand my avocado far at Kakindo area, Missenyi district, Kagera region in Tanzania, East Africa. Can you search and suggest something especially the type of avocado I should concentrate on.
  • 40. Musisi Rajab said on February 19, 2015
    I want an avocado farm in Ibulanku Sub County, Iganga What advice can you extend to me right from garden preparation up to harvesting. thanks
  • Prasanth Pai said on February 21, 2015
    I would like to know whether the climate in Kerala, India is suitable for growing Avocado?
  • ramaswamy said on April 7, 2015
    i have a plot of 40 cents in Trivandrum, kerala. Is it practical to grow avocado plants and to generate income.
  • frans nape said on April 16, 2015
    Hi i am from south africa pretoria ,my question is how long will the avocado tree takes to bear fruits
  • bustam said on June 5, 2015
    Thinking to start avocado farm in Indonesia. Any advice?
  • Anita said on June 9, 2015
    For Rishi Ram Parajuli : Where can I get the plant of Avacado in Kathmandu?
  • NARSUNG PRAJAPATI said on June 21, 2015
    Hi! Here is Narsung prajapati. I want to go for commercial plantation of Avacado in Surat of Gujarat state in India. we have black cotton soils. Requested to guide for the same. Regards
  • Pius Wanji said on July 4, 2015
    Hello! I have a piece of land in the west region of Cameroon and. besides other fruit trees, I also want to start an avocado orchard, and certainly not the grafted species. I need to know the distance from one to another and how many years it takes to start producing fruits. Thanks
  • Ron Fleming said on July 12, 2015
    Can I grow avocados for profit in Baton Rouge , Louisiana ?
  • Vinod Nair said on November 21, 2015
    We have varied nursery plants to grow FRuit Trees like Rambuttan, Avocado, Pulesan, Mangosteen, Red jackFruits, Nutmeg, Black Pepper etc. Production & Income in 3 years. Nursery located at Kerala,India. We can also undertake development for you turnkey contracts, lease or Joint venture. Contact Mob 9895692124 or email 123kznair@gmail.com
  • Rashid beginner adviser said on March 9, 2016
    i'm agricultural field officer in Tanzania! I have established 500 pure hass grafted seedlings i'm looking for the buyers of those seedlings or the partner who can cooperate with me to produce alot of avocado of high quality for commercial purposes! i have large land which is suitable for organic agriculture! any person who interested contact me via my email: rashidmkocha8419@gmail.com mobile no: +255759705659.

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  • Mohan Subaa said on March 25, 2016
    Where is the seedlings of Avocado available in Nepal including Kathmandu as I want to plant it in the eastern part of Nepal Panchthar? Could you please let me know ?
  • PRAVEEN BANKEY said on October 12, 2016
    I want to start a Avocado farm in India at Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, please inform me as u can.
  • Samikshya Pyakurel said on January 2, 2017
    I want to plant avocado fruit in the area around kathmandu valley. Elevation 1400 to 1500 meter. winter temperature avg 15 degree celsius and summer temperature around 29 degree celsius. Can you give me all the information about cultivation practices, intercultural operations, propagation and all other necessary information.
  • Sathik said on June 10, 2017
    Is any one want to export avocado please mail me with price mubeenuae@gmail.com
  • Sunil gurung said on December 22, 2017
    I want to do avocado farming in kathmandu, is this place suitable for farming avocado? Where can i get basic training in kathmandu??

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