Pollination, bees, and fruit set

Achieving regular crops on avocado trees is a challenge for many avocado growers in New Zealand. Only 0.3% (3 in 1000) flowers generally set fruit and carry it to harvest. As the whole purpose of growing avocado trees commercially is to produce fruit, understanding the fruit set process and what can go wrong is important knowledge for all avocado growers.

For more information on pollination and fruit set, download the pollination and fruit set chapter from the grower manual below.

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Bee swarms

Bay of Plenty beekeepers can be contacted if should you wish to have a swarm removed. Click here for more information