Aug 26, When Avocado Tree Drops Fruit, Look for Pests. An infestation of avocado thrips is the most likely pest culprit causing avocado fruit drop, but mites can also be an issue.
If you have persea mites infesting your tree, fruit drop will be the last symptom of an extreme problem. First, you will see spots on the undersides of leaves, silvery webbing on leaves, and then leaf Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Summer drop of immature fruit is normal on avocado. Some varieties drop fruit in June, others drop in July and August.
Fruit drop, called abcission, is a natural process since the tree sets more fruit than it can support. Reed avocado has a “A” type flower and needs to cross pollinate with a “B” type flower such as ‘Bacon’. Apr 25, Very often a great source of frustration for an avocado grower is to see a large percentage of the newly set fruit dropped by the avocado tree.
This drop of new fruit is normal and thought to be the trees’ means of getting rid of fruit with defective or weak seeds. Low avocado yields may result from reduced flowering or increased drop of flowers and fruitlets. Even under normal flowering and fruitset, increased drop will result in low.
Apr 13, Additionally, avocados will often produce a heavy fruit set one year and in the successive year produce a much lighter set of fruit. This is called biennial fruiting. The most likely cause for no fruit on an avocado tree is its flowering pattern.