Avocado

GROWING AVOCADO FRUIT SEEDLINGS.

1. Spacing is 5 – 12m2 but for Fuerte variety of avocado 9m2 is recommended.
2. Depth of the planting hole is 60x60x60cm3 or 1x1x1m3.
3. Put top soil aside when digging the hole.
4. Mix top soil with manure and fertilizer as follows:
• ½ to 1 debe of manure per hole.
• 100g of DSP/DAP or any compound fertilizer.
5. Return the mixture to the hole filling about 2/3 (two thirds) of the hole.
6. Cut the polythene sleeve carefully so that the seedling can be planted with the entire ball of the soil.
7. Place each seedling per hole at the centre of the planting hole.
8. Cover the seedling at exactly the same depth as it was in the polythene sleeve leaving it about 6 inches below the soil surface.
9. Never let the seedling to dry, hence water regularly.