Avocado Botanically known as Persea americana from Lauraceae family. Common name are Avocado, Alligator Pear & Butter Fruit. Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits.
Soil: Avocado trees do not tolerate flooding or poorly drained soils but are adapted to many types of well-drained soils. Continuously wet or flooded conditions often result in decreased growth and yields, nutrient deficiency symptoms, dieback, and sometimes tree death.
1. Prioritize your tree planting with the sun’s direction to maximize shade by planting on the southwestern and western sides of your home
2. Plenty of sun exposure and well-drained soil is needed
3. Incorporate plenty of organic matter into the soil and check the soil for porosity. If you have soil that doesn’t drain well, work in sand or other gritty matter to increase its drainage.
4. During dry weather, initially water the plant once in two days, and after one month of planting water every 7 to 10 days during the first year.