How to Grow an Avocado Tree

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    Peaches are hard to produce in my area without a lot of work between the weather, disease, and animals.
     
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    This sounds super gay.

    But I'm not gonna say anything because I have a garden myself and fully embrace the gay
     
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    Will an avocado tree work in New Jersey?
     
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    Absolutely. Grow it in a very large pot and bring it in when winter sets in. It will do fine in front of a nice sunny window.
     
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    An avocado tree is probably one of the easiest trees to grow, Harley. Just put it in a big pot if you live up north and bring it in when it turns winter (below 20 degrees). We've got apple trees, one pear tree and a peach tree. I don't care about the squirrels eating the fruit off the other trees but the pear tree is off limits because I can pear preserves off of that tree. To save your trees build a barrier out of sheet metal around it. If you have crows (and you probably do - they will eat all of your fruit) shoot one and hang it in the tree. They won't go near it. Then you can pick the fruit and put it up.
     
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    Which is why I don't bother with my peach tree. It grows fine but I do not pick the fruit. I don't need it and do not really care for peaches.
     
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    A couple weeks ago I had maybe a dozen on the tree but decided to give them a few weeks. Went back this morning and not a peach in sight. Not sure if it was the deer or the people who bought the house whose property line is about ten feet from my peach tree as I am clearly going to be having boundary issues with them sooner rather than later. Just because they have the smallest lot in the neighborhood and I have the largest, they seem to think it is ok to be on my property without permission. I am not a hard to get along with person and I don't say anything about little one crossing the tree line when running about playing, but when they pile crap on my property, they are taking it too far. Anyway, I like peaches about once a year and that is it. I could eat a bushel basket of ripe/over-ripe plums though.
     
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    It sounds like you need an 8 ft. fence line on that side of your yard. We had a neighbor who was trouble years ago (they have since moved). He was terrorizing the black people who fished on the lake and so we invited them over to fish off our bank. He continued to harass them and we put up an 8 ft. privacy fence that extended the length of his property and ours straight down to the edge of the lake - where his yard ended. This cut off his view of our land which extended as far as he could see (ends where the road is out there). It was a beautiful view but his decision to continue to harass people who just wanted to fish for their dinner. Put up the privacy fence and post a do not trespass sign.

    If you still find fruit missing you have a deer problem. In that case buy some 5 ft. metal t posts and use a post hole digger to put them in 6 ft. apart 2 ft. distance from around the outermost area of the tree. Then buy some rolled fencing 5 ft. high and attach it to the posts around the tree with wire. If the culprit are squirrels you'll have to use metal siding and wrap it around the posts but it will have to be 6 ft. high and you need to make sure there aren't any other trees nearby that they can jump from to your tree. In the winter you can take down the rolled fencing and leave the posts there.
     
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    I loooooove peaches. It's my favorite fruit. Other than TNHarley anyway.
     
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    I used to like them but I just grew tired of them. Peaches are native to China. They were brought here back in the 1600's and were planted along the eastern seaboard. The first peach plantation was in Virginia but Georgia was the state that became known as the peach state. Quick tip - If you want to ripen peaches just put them in a box and cover them with newspaper or you can put them in a paper bag. The gasses they release will be sealed in and the peaches will ripen in within 2 to 3 days.
     

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