Mmmmm…. 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!
Trying 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.