Avocados – Patience pays off

F733EECD-18B1-4712-BC47-EA95C2C7569BMmmmm…. the avocado has been cut! Delicious! Had to wait seventeen years for this! Unsure of the variety, but it may be a Reed Avocado. The fruit is quite rounded as shown in photo.


I planted the seed nineteen years ago and waited…. patiently. After about twelve years it started to flower but no fruit until two years ago. Six beautiful  avocados!

6116ACA4-71BA-4F29-8EF6-374A0C2EF49CTrying to keep the water up plus fertiliser,  but a large Gumtree nearby doesn’t help I’m sure,  as the roots reach far and wide and leave the ground dry and devoid of goodness. So lots of fertiliser, mulch and water and a bit more patience.


The avocado tree is quite large, about 4 to 5 metres high and still growing. I’ve left it unpruned at this stage as it is an excellent screen tree and blocks the hot western sun.

So looking forward to next spring and hopeful the next season’s blossom will result in lovely avocados.


Many Bible verses encourage Believers to develop and exercise patience in our Christian walk:

“Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.”  ‭‭James‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬https://www.bible.com/8/jas.1.3.ampc

“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:25‬ ‭GNB ‬‬https://www.bible.com/296/rom.8.25.




My garden is full of delights! It fills the senses with beauty, color and wonder. It helps me to understand beautiful truths about God, the Creator of heaven and earth.

6 thoughts on “Avocados – Patience pays off

  1. Merryl, I LOVE your idea to tie scripture with what you see in nature and the beauty and wonder of God’s Creation! And your photos are incredible!
    Welcome! And thank you so much for following http://www.hearmorefromgod.wordpress.com I hope it will encourage you to be more intentional and consistent in seeking to hear more from God in Nature, in Scripture, in your Prayers, and in your own life circumstances.
    May God’s blessing continue to be poured out on you this year as you seek Him and deepen your relationship with Him and watch for His involvement in your daily life.
    God bless your week!


    1. Thank you Kevin. Somehow I have only just spotted your Comment. Since this crop the tree has flowered profusely but no fruit has eventuated. Perhaps a huge Gumtree nearby has something to do with it as gums take the moisture. But still watering, feeding and mulching…. and hoping!


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