Question: scissors on avocado
my Avocado plant, already suffering from the climate of the most unsuitable and for the undersigned, thumb not of the greenest, was literally attacked by the "phobic cutters" or "scissors" that proliferate happily in the earth of the pot. Repotting would be a cyclopean undertaking due to the size and weight of the pot. Can you recommend a treatment to free the plant from these annoying pests?
Gabriele - Rome
Scissors on avocado: Answer: scissors on avocado
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Avocado (Persea Gratissima) is a plant native to Central and South America and is widespread in tropical and sub-tropical areas of all continents. Cultivated for the fruit, the Avocado, in the areas of origin, reaches heights of 6-20 meters. It has persistent and leathery leaves with an oblong shape. It produces inflorescences (panicles) at the ends of the branches, greenish in color. The fruits are green-brown drupes with light green pulp and large seed.
In Italy it is cultivable very well in the south and in coastal areas, while in the north it requires shelter during the winter period.
Avocado prefers fertile and well-drained soils.
It also requires consistent fertilization, especially in the full production phases. During the summer it must be watered abundantly.
Pruning must be done, in young years, in order to quickly form robust main branches (structure) from which the secondary branches that will bloom will start.