Avocado, Butter Fruit, Makhanphal
Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree that is native to South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado (also alligator pear) additionally refers to the tree’s fruit
|COMMON NAME||FLOWER COLOURS||BLOOM TIME||HEIGHT||DIFFICULTY|
|Persea americana ,Avocado, Butter Fruit Plant,Persea americana ,Makhanphal||Brown||July through August||1.5 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Avocado
- Prune plant every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material.
- Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
Typical uses of Avocado
Special features: That is why most people in Bangalore call the avocado â€œbutter fruitâ€! … and exotic flowering trees; we have forgotten how to grow the avocado.