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    [align=left]Aloha, [/align]
    [align=left]I live in Hawaii and have recently dabbled in growing Avacado plants from pits. My plants were doing great until they reached about 2 and 1/2 feet. Then these white spots appeared all over the leaves. I don't think its bugs, the leaves aren't chewed or holely, besides I use bug spray and I treat the soil for bugs. I think they have a disease but I don't know what kind or what to do. Is anyone familiar with these plants or the problem I'm having. Any help is appreciated.[/align]
    [align=left]Mahalo (thank you)* dm :([/align]

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    Hi DM,

    Have you found out what is going on with your avocado trees yet?* You mention that you spray for bugs.* I'm wondering what bugs you are treating for and what bug spray you are using.* Maybe your tree leaves are suffering from pesticide burn.

    Newt

  3. #3
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    well, I'm in Hilo myself, and we have an avocado tree (also grown
    from seed) in our back yard.
    The only thing I can think of that causes white spots on avocado leaves
    is whitefly. What I use for those is a mixture of soap (palmolive dish soap
    works, irvory soap, something mild, or Simple Green) and water, about 1/4 cup
    of soap to a quart of water, and spray especially the undersides of the leaves.
    You can put in some salad oil to make the mixture stick better in rainy
    weather.

    Hope this helps, and, no matter what other people will try to tell you, you
    can get very good avocados from seed grown trees.

    Maren
    Palms, Etc.: Tropical Plant Seeds - Hand-made Jewelry - Plants & Lilikoi
    http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/~maren/palms_etc/
    - fresh Clove/Syzygium Aromaticum seeds available -

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