October 9, 2015

Time to bring the avocado plant indoors.

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That's 5 pits, planted 2 years ago, after 2 summers outdoors and lots of indoor time.

22 comments:

Scott said...

The original Hass avocado tree -- the "mother tree" -- was planted by California postman Rudolph Hass in 1920. It died in 2002.

rehajm said...

When's guac?

Richard Dolan said...

We use the same pot and base, wheels and all, but grow birds of paradise rather than avocado.

mikee said...

You will have guac in about 3 to 8 more years from your tree.

I started one this past winter, after watching the movie "Red" on cable, and it survived a Texas summer on our patio. It has a few more months outside without any issues before coming in for our 2 weeks of night freezes this winter. So maybe I'll have guac from my tree before you (admittedly, in 5 to 10 years).

HoodlumDoodlum said...

What has the yield been, Professor--any homegrown avocados?

MadisonMan said...

I have a Buddleia I have to dig up and bring in. Task for this weekend.

It'll be year #3 spent indoors.

Grant said...

I keep a makrut tree (well, more like a shrub) on the porch during the summer. About time to bring it in too. It'll probably never bear limes, but the leaves make a mean curry.

dbp said...

I have a Christmas Poinsettia that I plant in the ground every spring. Maybe time to dig it up and see if it can survive another winter indoors. Here it is last fall. It as at death's-door in the spring but really loves a New England summer.

MadisonMan said...

I need to find a base and pot though. It's outgrown last year's pot.

Year 1 -- planted. Year 1 winter: Put in pot, brought indoors. Year 2: Out in summer in pot, and back indoors in winter. Year 3: Out in dirt.

When I got it it was 8" tall (From Plant Delights). Now it's 6 feet tall. I might do some pruning before bringing it in.

Unknown said...

Avocado trees make good firewalls, not that that would be necessary in Madison.

Humperdink said...

I have 4 banana trees in pots which will be hoisted in real soon. Pretty trees, good conversation piece, love to get rid them.

Michael K said...

When I lived in east LA, I had an enormous avocado tree in front of the house that had so many avocados that I would invite the neighbors to come over with shopping bags. I had a big tree in the back yard that dropped them and the two dogs would eat them. I was always afraid they would get a bowel obstruction for the seeds but they just pooped them out. They loved avocados.

cubanbob said...

You gringos don't know from avocados. A real avocado is a Cuban avocado (Catalina). Not that black CA thing that is only good for guacamole. Now take a Cuban avocado that is at the proper ripeness served at room temperature sliced with a pinch of salt, olive oil, a touch of vinegar and some sliced onions and that is good eating!

Nichevo said...

You mean the big green Florida avocados?

Michael K said...

The tree in the backyard that fed the dogs had green fruit. The one in front was black.

Fritz said...

We bought a little Sago Palm (cycad) when our younger son was in first grade studying dinosaurs. It's now a great big thing that needs to be brought indoors every winter. We gave the son and his wife a rooted side shoot off of it last year. He even remembered it.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

Great picture. Based on earlier photos I'd assumed that all of Meadehouse was really awfully.

But, the these windows, beams and door are sorta interesting. The interaction between the kitchen ceiling and the wood ceiling is a good effort in not being lame, IMHO.

OTOH, we do see those plastic counters and the hideous cabinets. And, for some reason Meadehouse can't get away from white/black/gray paint. You'd think that at certain times of the year WI was desolate and drab enough. Presumably you wouldn't want to supplement the scenery w/ more blah, but not so for Meadehouse.

Smilin' Jack said...

"Time to bring the avocado plant indoors."

I can hear it from here, screaming, "For God's sake, woman, retire & take me to Florida!"

BN said...

"Now take a Cuban avocado that is at the proper ripeness served at room temperature sliced with a pinch of salt, olive oil, a touch of vinegar and some sliced onions and that is good eating!"

I love you man, but "good eating" may be something we disagree about. But eating is good, I'll agree with you on that.

BN said...

To clarify, it it ain't got beef in it, is it really, truly good? :)

David said...

Nice photo of Meade.

Rusty said...

I like how in the midwest avacado trees are a novelty worth nurturing. In california , unless you grow them for food they're annoying.
And dogs eat them and then have interesting green poop.