Why do Avocado Trees Take So Long to Bear Fruit?

If you like to eat avocados, then you have likely tried growing your own tree from one of your leftover seeds. However, like many other fruit, growing an avocado tree from seed is an extremely long, tedious and unproductive process.Why should you not grow avocados from seed?Germinating the avocado seed is not the problem. Many […]

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How Does a Farmer Know if an Avocado is Ripe?

Most people have experienced the disappointment of slicing into an avocado only to find it hard as a rock. But don’t blame the farmers because unlike many other fruits, avocados do not ripen while they are still hanging on the tree. Therefore, there is no use in harvesters giving the all the avocados on the […]

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The Difference Between A and B Cultivars in Avocados

Evolving to Promote OutcrossingMany flowering plants have evolved to prevent self-pollination, which means that pollen must be transferred from the anthers of one flower to the stigma located on another. This promotes outcrossing and genetic variation.Synchronous DichogamyThe mechanism to prevent self-pollination in avocados is called ‘synchronous dichogamy’. This describes the pattern of flowering on the […]

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Avocados and Honeybees

Honeybees: The most important living beings in the world. Did you know, a colony consists of 40 000 bees or more. Only one third of these forage outside the hive, whilst the others commit their lives to cleaning and guarding the hive and nourishing the larvae. Here’s a fun fact, do you know that only the […]

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Interesting Facts About Avocados

When most people hear the word ‘avocado’ they think of a delicious commodity that can be easily picked up from the local store. We are going to change that perception with this range of posts and show you what goes on behind the scenes of avocado production. We are going to breakdown the production and […]

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Which Berries are the Best to Grow Easily?

Let’s take a look at 10 berries you can grow easily – whether it be on your farm, small holding or backyard!Berries are a high value crop that produce nutritious, delicious fruit that are in high demand. If you think berry farming could be your niche, then this video is perfect for you. Here is […]

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The Most Profitable Fruits to Grow

Fruit cultivation is a potentially lucrative venture, one farmers should consider whether it be as the main source of income or a side hustle. If you are wondering which fruits you should be considering then this is the list for you. Whilst the value of these fruits will vary, they will generally demand a higher asking […]

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Best Chickens for Laying Eggs

So you want to rear egg laying chickens, but which breed is best for you? With the wide variety of species out there to choose from, you will need to do your research to find the best chicken to suit your needs. Take a look at our list of the Best Chickens For Laying Eggs below, […]

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Growing Standard Roses Quickly and Easily: Part 2

After your rootstocks have rooted, you can continue on to the budding stage of propagation. Being able to graft roses by budding is an extremely valuable skill. Some experts in Australia are paid the equivalent of almost R20 per single bud! So it is worthwhile to take your time practicing budding so you can perfect your […]

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Growing Standard Roses Quickly and Easily: Part 1

Propagating standard roses is an extremely valuable skill that any horticulturalist or hobbyist can master. Before we get into the details of propagation, lets have a quick recap on the botany of a standard rose.A Quick Botany LessonThe rose can be divided into 2 parts: the lower part is called the rootstock, and the upper […]

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