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I think at this point I am going to go with some additional avocados in pots.
Apr 22, General avocado pruning principles are: Prune horizontal branches developing low to the ground, as these interfere with tree access Push light into the tree interior, by cutting"windows" in the canopy Trees grown on slopes should be pruned to a lower height than trees. Nov 15, Many commercial avocados are now routinely pruned to keep the trees short, so that harvesting costs and other tree maintenance expenses are reduced.
Also more light shines into the trees, so that more fruit is borne on the lower branches. Light or minor pruning can be done any time of year to correct imbalances or limb breakages.
Greg Alder: That's a massive avocado leaf!
Mar 29, Or how about eight feet! This is a freshly pruned Reed avocado tree on a farm where all trees - hundreds of them - are pruned down to eight feet tall every year. (It’s the same farm as shown with newly planted trees at the top of the page.) And if the pruning cuts are done at the right place and in the right time, our trees will still make quite a lot of fruit for their small size.