Hass avocado with large sucker? Rootstock or graft?, Arnold Magbanua, 9. Jul 2012 22:12
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Here's some pics of a Hass Avocado planted 3 years ago at my parent's yard.

1st pic: Tree, Hass on left, 'sucker' on right

2nd pic: New growth on Hass graft

3rd pic: New growth on 'sucker'

4th Pic: Comparison
Left - Hass Graft, Right 'Sucker'

5th pic: Closeup of graft and 'sucker'

Question:
Is the sucker a watersprout of the Hass graft or is a rootstock sucker? Should I cut down the sucker? Thanks in advance!

Arnold

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Re: Hass avocado with large sucker? Rootstock or graft?, Reuben Hofshi, 10. Jul 2012 04:02
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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.
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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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