Avocado plant in lahore

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Avocado plant in lahore

Post by adnan » July 26th, 2013, 7:08 pm

This is my first post will be posting in detail about my garden in my next post.

I really want to plant Avocado in my house. i live in sialkot and for the first time in my life i have a good size garden in my home. so i am over the moon. I have lot of fruit trees at the moment like pomegranate, grapefruit, masami, malta, mitha, japani phal, farmosa, three varieties of mangoes(desi , dasari, malta ) lokaat, ellachi, figs, peech, kiwi, kaamkhat.

OK the trees which will be failing is apple. i have two put i think i will be taking them out. i will be replacing japani phal plant as well as my one is not doing well.

ok coming to the point. i want to plant avocado. i think i can get it as a fruit and then use its seed but this will not bear fruit. do you know any nursery in lahore which has avocado plant?

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by Munir » July 26th, 2013, 11:23 pm

Welcome to the Forum.
Remember you need two different categories of this plant,as per grouping done by experts,for cross polination. Last year NARC Islamabad had only one variety; don't know this time,but you can check at 051-8443759(Dr Mukhtar) or their sale point at 051-8443381& 83.
I am keen to know about Farmosa & Kiwi fruits; source, how old, how well are they doing,if suitable for our climate?
Incidently, how come the more common local fruits ie, Guava, Jaman & grapes are missing from your list?

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by adnan » July 27th, 2013, 11:23 am

munir wrote:Welcome to the Forum.
Remember you need two different categories of this plant,as per grouping done by experts,for cross polination. Last year NARC Islamabad had only one variety; don't know this time,but you can check at 051-8443759(Dr Mukhtar) or their sale point at 051-8443381& 83.
Thanks.
I actually read somewhere on the internet that avocados grow and are available in northern part of pakistan like gilgit baltistan. and then i found this link and the chap is suggesting that they can do well in lahore's climate.
its question number five.

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http://questions.gardeningknowhow.com/tag/avocado-trees/page/7#can-i-grow-avacado-fruit-in-lahore-pakistan.htm
munir wrote: I am keen to know about Farmosa & Kiwi fruits; source, how old, how well are they doing,if suitable for our climate?
oooh farmosa plant was sold to me as it will bear allobahara. But any ways it has done very well. i planted it 2 years back. this early summer it did bear some fruit. Which is surprisingly sweet. Anyway i went back to nursery and asked where is the allobahara he explained me if this same plant is grown in northern pakistan it will bear allobahara. i am new to gardening so this explanation looked convincing. lol. I will post its picture may be my monday. i about it from local nursery located near sialkot cantt. they i think get the plants from patoke lahore.

kiwi is also 2 years old i havent seen any fruit yet. but there are some buds. i am convinced i will see something this season. There is one kiwi tree in my neighborhood and its doing supper well. i have seen fruit in kgs hanging with it.
munir wrote: Incidently, how come the more common local fruits ie, Guava, Jaman & grapes are missing from your list?
Actually i am not the only decision maker. My mother thinks Jaman makes too much mess. So i have just planted two of those in my office lawn. lol. oooh i have 2 plants of guava which i planted last week along with two pairs of papaya plants. oooh and i have one date plant as well. i got one olive which has seen lot of growth but i dont think it will bear any fruit but i am willing to wait for 4 more years.

actually i got most of these plants like in one go and kept adding them this year. i was working on the assumption that i will cut down the ones which will not do well but i should start with maximum.


can you comment on olives? i personally havent seen any tree near by.

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by Tahir Khan » July 27th, 2013, 1:07 pm

If you really want some unique tropical fruit trees you have to visit Karachi....Jackfruit, Sapodilla, Starfruit and Custard apple are available there that can grow easily here in Sialkot.

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by Munir » July 27th, 2013, 3:41 pm

Adnan Sb,good to learn about your keen interest in growing fruit trees.Somehow this important segment of gardening has not got the kind of attention & drawn discussion as probably required. Let us work togather to infuse more interest in this. Hopefully the activity should pick up.

I had two Avacado trees, one planted 2 years back & the other last year, but both have died 4-5 months back, due lack of proper care, though I had protected them against frost/cold temperature. I know Pothohar is suitable for Avacado,not sure about Sialkot. Do talk to NARC about this aspect as also about the combination of two varieties or check internet.

Olive tree:I also have one, 3.5 years old- hopefully should fruit next season. If yours is a properly grafted variety, it should start bearing fruit in 4-5 years. Do consult NARC Islamabad or BARI Chakwal (Dr.Azhar 0300-7994958), who are experts on Olive.
When you visit or talk to Patoki, kindly check about the other non- conventional fruit trees that you or Tahir Sb mentioned & do share.

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by adnan » July 28th, 2013, 4:12 pm

Tahir Khan wrote:If you really want some unique tropical fruit trees you have to visit Karachi....Jackfruit, Sapodilla, Starfruit and Custard apple are available there that can grow easily here in Sialkot.
Thanks.
currently i am obsessed with avocado. Once i can get this sorted i will move to these above fruits depending on what space i am left with. But i already have my next obsession in line. I will be getting some Asparagus seeds from UK and will try them next year. so lets see how everything goes.

munir wrote:Adnan Sb,good to learn about your keen interest in growing fruit trees.Somehow this important segment of gardening has not got the kind of attention & drawn discussion as probably required. Let us work togather to infuse more interest in this. Hopefully the activity should pick up.
Yes i will be starting more threads based to growing fruits. As i am beginner myself asking basic question will not only help me but other fellow members and readers.

munir wrote: Olive tree:I also have one, 3.5 years old- hopefully should fruit next season.
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Here is my olive plant. its almost one year old. it has grown almost 3 times in one year so i am very happy


some other stuff. this is farmosa almost over 3 years old.
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Picture of my corner lawn portion with mango in left and pomegranate in center. Will be moving my extreme right plant and it will be replaced desi pomegrante. You can also see newly planted ahroo/peech plant on the side.
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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by Munir » July 29th, 2013, 6:00 pm

Good luck Adnan in your ventures.

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by mikhurram » July 30th, 2013, 1:08 pm

HIGH PROTEIN AVOCADOS by Zahrah Nasir

http://archives.dawn.com/weekly/review/ ... eview7.htm

Q I would like some information about how to grow avocados in Karachi and Islamabad. How can I grow them from seed?

A Avocado fruit, which, incidentally, is an excellent source of protein, has been grown successfully in various areas of Pakistan since the 1950s’.

Botanically called ‘Persea americana’, the trees, depending on the variety, can grow to between five and 12 metres tall which makes them far too big for a small garden. Depending on locality, they flower either during winter or spring and can bear fruit from five to 14 months later, usually during the summer monsoons. In Islamabad, I have seen huge mature trees, which tend to bear fruit in July and August. I am told that in the Swat avocados bear fruit during June but I have my doubts about this.

These trees prefer tropical or sub-tropical climates but the smaller varieties, originating in Mexico, will take winter temperatures as low as minus 5°C.

They do not require rich soil but do require very good drainage otherwise they will suffer from root rot. During the dry seasons of the year they will need to be watered at least twice a week.

It is easy to grow avocados from seed. Just plant the large seed in a pot full of compost, leaving the top half inch exposed, and keep it watered. It can sprout quite fast. The seed can also be propagated by carefully balancing it in a glass container full of water, such as those often used for growing hyacinth bulbs in. Only

the base of the seed should be in contact with the water. The water obviously needs to be kept topped up.

The problem with growing avocados from the seed is that the resultant fruit for which you may have to wait seven years may not resemble the fruit from which it was grown. It is much better to purchase grafted trees, of known varieties. It is also best to plant at least three avocado trees as most require cross-pollination. Trees should be spaced six to ten metres apart due to their eventual size.

The trees can be kept pruned, of course, and they should be given organic liquid manure at least four times a year when young. After maturation it should be given when flowering and after harvesting the fruit, at regular monthly intervals. If they are given too much manure, they are liable to produce more leaves than fruit.

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by pakam11 » August 1st, 2013, 3:18 pm

Dear fellow Adnan,

I want to plant Avocado and Kiwi also, I looked everywhere but could'nt find plants.
Please tell me a nursary where you purchased KIWI VINE AND AVOCADO PLANTS from.
I am so desparate I am willing to take a trip to Sialkot.

Thanks

Abdul khaliq

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Re: Avocado plant in lahore

Post by Munir » August 1st, 2013, 3:43 pm

pakam11 wrote:Dear fellow Adnan,

I want to plant Avocado and Kiwi also, I looked everywhere but could'nt find plants.
Please tell me a nursary where you purchased KIWI VINE AND AVOCADO PLANTS from.
I am so desparate I am willing to take a trip to Sialkot.

Thanks

Abdul khaliq
Khaliq Sb, Avocado plant is available in NARC (Horticulture Div), Islamabad. May confirm from 051-8443759.
I don't think Kiwi Vine is available at any nursery in Islamabad, nor it is suited to the local weather conditions,as per NARC Experts.

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