Nursery

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Our manager, Stephen Wade, boasts 30 years of avocado growing and 25 years of avocado propagating experience. Our team has over 100 combined years of avocado knowledge and experience; this allows us to offer you the best products and advice.

Procedures

  • Seeds are sourced from healthy productive trees, then dipped in a fungicide cocktail before nursery entry.
  • Potting mix is pasteurized to ensure all phytophthora, pythium, rhizoctonia, and fusarium pathogens are destroyed whilst maintaining a population of saprophytes.
  • The nursery environment is maintained to meet high health hygiene standards.
  • Fruiting scions are selected from healthy productive trees.
  • An annual independent (AsureQuality) test is carried out to identify damaging pathogens.
  • Independent tests are carried out on seed and fruiting scion trees, for Avocado Sun Blotch Viroid(ASBV).
  • Trained scouts monitor for pests on a weekly basis, and we implement a documented IPM program.
  • Failsafe tracking procedures are utilised to ensure all trees are true to type.
  • We employ an aggressive “IF IN DOUBT THROW IT OUT” policy.

Standards

Seedling rootstock trees
Clonal rootstock trees
10mm stem diametre (at soil surface)
9mm Stem diameter (at soil surface).
700 mm height
600mm height
Trained to a single leader
Trained to a single leader
Graft union is strong and smooth
Graft union is strong and smooth
Mature leaves display no symptoms of nutritional deficiencies or disease.
Mature leaves display no symptoms of nutritional deficiencies or disease.