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First Time Ever!


That tall tree next to the side fence is an avocado tree. It started from a seed the Mama planted. 

Until last year, it was hidden by a red shed, which has me now thinking that Mama planted the seed after the shed was built in 1989, thereabouts. That makes the tree about 29 years old.

Yesterday morning a branch grazed the top of my head, so I got the pruning shears to trim it as it would get in the Husband's way.

Lo and behold! I saw an avocado, the size of my tiny finger, hanging from beneath leaves on that low branch. I looked and looked. Yup, avocados. A whole lot of tiny avocados growing! This is the first time that avocado tree is bearing fruit. Wowza!

Although Mama is physically gone, the Spirit of Mama continues to whisper to her plants.

Perspective: The avocado is the size of my tiny finger.

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  1. She is she is all around you and I think this is amazing that, now, it starts to bear fruit. I think that’s great

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    1. The more I work out in the yard, the more I realize surprising things about the Mama.

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  2. Avacados were rarely in demand when I was in produce departments. Only when people wanted to make guacamole for big sport games.

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    1. I like to make us avocado tomato sandwiches. Too bad our avocados will ripen way after tomato season is over.

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    1. It must've picked up my thoughts about hacking it back. lol

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  4. 29 years to grow an avocado … that's an investment! Way to go, Mama!

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    1. Back then, avocados were probably 3 or 4 for $1.

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  5. How long does it take for an avocado tree to bear fruit?

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    1. I'm glad you asked that question, Liz. I wouldn't have been curious enough otherwise. According to the experts, it takes between 5 to 13 years for an avocado tree, starting from a seed, to be mature enough to bear fruit. This one may have taken longer because Mama kept pruning it back drastically every year. From a sapling, an avocado tree usually bears fruit 3 or 4 years after being planted.

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