Grafted tree question

Asked November 13, 2017, 7:47 AM EST

I purchased a 4 foot Alvocado tree, which looks like it is just branch grafted to the rootstock. Will this turn into a actual tree, or just remain a branch with roots?

Minnesota avocado tree

1 Response

We don't know anything about the origin or characteristics of your particular tree but avocados are sometimes grafted to dwarf stock and grown in containers. Grafted plants bear fruit much sooner than seed grown plants.

If your avocado was grafted properly, it will grow and remain as a small tree. The graft will be less obvious as the tree matures.

The following information may be of interest:
http://mgorange.ucanr.edu/Edible_Plants/?uid=127&ds=530