When is the best time to transplant my avocado tree?

Q.

Hi Tui, I have a 2 year old avocado tree in a large container ready to be transplanted into the garden. What is the best way to go about doing it, and the best time of year? Kind regards, Anthony.

Anthony Hodgson

A.

Hi Anthony 

Winter, early spring and autumn are the best time to transplant your avocado into the garden, because there is still plenty of rain and moisture in the soil. If you are prepared to water consistently to get the tree established then you can plant now, but will need to be very vigilant on watering.

Make sure it is planted into a free draining area of the garden, avocados do not like “wet feet”.

Feed the tree with Tui Organic Seaweed Plant Tonic for a few weeks before transplanting and continue after it is planted to help prevent transplant shock.

Thanks, Tui Team. 

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