Re: Hass avocado with large sucker? Rootstock or graft?, Arnold Magbanua, 10. Jul 2012 09:03
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on 10. Jul 2012 04:02 Reuben Hofshi wrote:
> I can't tell where the bud union is. It appears to be a Hass tree on seedling
> rootstock. The leaves look similar and must be Hass also, only one is more advanced
> than the other in current flush. One way to try is to crush a leaf in your hand and
> see if you are getting a different odor. Hass should have little or no Anise odor.

Didn't even think of that. I've heard the Mexican/rootstock types will usually have a strong anise smell in the leaves. Thanks for the tip Dr. Hofshi. Will check next time I'm at the parents.
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