...Or maybe I should say "Funeral for a Friend".
Today was the first step toward getting rid of my Brown Turkey, since almost all of the fruit is inedible due to beetle-caused souring. I would have taken it out completely, but earlier this spring I had grafted a twig of LSU Improved Celeste onto the top and didn't want to lose it. So, after cutting off the other branches and shredding them into mulch, I air-layered the graft in hopes that it will still grow roots despite all the BT carnage. I kept a few leaves in case that will help power some root formation.
When and if the air layer can be transferred to a pot, I'll remove the rest of the BT and get the ground ready for a couple of avocados.
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