Art & Photography by Courtney Krishnamurthy
Art & Photography by Courtney Krishnamurthy

Now & Then: The avocado, a.k.a the Charlie Brown, tree

Avocado tree

Hard to believe three years ago I was planning to rip this Charlie Brown tree out of the yard. When we moved in the house it was a scraggly bunch of sticks. The picture on the right is actually after it was pruned the year we moved in and it had started looking respectable.

I’m glad we kept it. Last year from late winter through early summer, we had quite the bounty of beautiful avocados. And as you can see from the picture, a couple of prunings later, this tree has filled out quite nicely. No longer can I call it the Charlie Brown tree.

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