Tien Giang’s old farmer “lives well” with the super dwarf avocado variety that bears heavy fruit

After many years of inefficient rice cultivation with unstable prices, Mr. Tran Thanh Phong (53 years old lives in Thien Trung commune, Cai Be district, Tien Giang) intends to convert from rice land to fruit orchard but has not chosen suitable crops.

Because where he lives, people mainly produce exporting Thai jackfruit, queen guava or durian, however, Mr. Phong is afraid because the price of Thai jackfruit has dropped and durian costs a lot to produce.

By chance, 2 years ago through the media, Mr. Phong learned that in Ben Tre, a new avocado variety called avocado appeared. Thanh Son. This is an early dwarf avocado variety that produces high yield and very large fruits. So he decided to switch from growing rice to growing avocado.

“Once I had chosen the seedlings, I decided to renovate 9 acres of rice land, invest in an automatic watering system and buy nearly The total cost of 500 avocado trees was more than 20 million VND. When I first brought this avocado tree home, my neighbors talked a lot. They didn’t know what tree it was. When I said it was an avocado tree, they said it would take 10 years to grow avocado trees in alkaline soil. no fruit yet” Mr. Phong happily said.

Also according to Mr. Phong Because the dwarf avocado trunk spreads widely, he planted it according to the standard tree spacing, 3 meters apart, 3 meters apart, and 7 inches high. When newly planted, you need to fertilize regularly with phosphorus until the avocado blooms, then stop fertilizing. From flowering to harvest takes about 3 months. There are two main avocado off-seasons, usually starting from January to July (lunar calendar). Plants flower naturally without needing treatment. In particular, avocados have very few diseases and are easy to care for.

This avocado variety has many advantages such as early fruit production, high yield, good quality, thick flesh, small seeds, shiny green fruit when ripe, the skin changes color. Violet. In particular, the weight of Thanh Son avocados is quite large, each weighing about 700 grams. This avocado variety has very high yields, with 2-year-old trees capable of growing 30 fruits/tree.

“I planted the avocado in less than 11 months and already the first batch of ripe fruit I harvested was about 2 tons because it was the off-season so the avocado price was 120,000 VND/kg. It is estimated that in that case, I “pocketed” over 100 million VND after deducting all expenses.

The story that I planted avocados that bore fruit early and sold them at high prices is known to many people. Some people even come to the garden to learn from experience and buy seedlings,” the 53-year-old farmer said excitedly.

Currently, Mr. Tran Thanh Phong’s avocado garden is in its second crop with more than 100 trees in full bloom. The estimated fruit yield is over 3 tons. Despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, Mr. Phong’s avocado output and price are still stable pepper with prices from 60,000 VND/kg.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son, the father of the super fruit dwarf avocado variety, said that he successfully bred dwarf avocados in 2019 every year. Every year he supplies from 5,000 to 10,000 seedlings to all provinces and cities across the country.

“Because the trees are dwarf, it is very convenient to care for them and grow them in nethouses or greenhouses following the agricultural model. Clean karma is fine. Gardeners can plant intercropped crops to grow short crops or grow specialized crops. If planted intensively, it will bring high income with an average yield of 2 tons/1,000m2/year,” Mr. Son shared.