MISSION PILOT

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Avocado

We have plenty of it lately. Avocado sandwiches, avocado salad, avocado on potatoes, rice, spaghetti... Avocado smoothie, avocado "chocolate mousse," and last evening we tried a new on; avocado fries!
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mess

Succeeded in getting the huge old tree stump out but it came at a price. Broke a big water pipe. What a mess!

- Pilots Wife
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Tens of thousands of seedlings at various stages.

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About 4500 seedlings fit in the greenhouse

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Successful grafts of Agent 007 variety of avocado

The greenhouse has proven especially effective in helping grafts take. Pictured are seedlings who's graftwood was sent via DHL from South Africa. 99% success.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Watering

It takes one and a half hours to water two rows (one each side of the trailer. There are 14 rows covering 35 acres or 4,350 trees.
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A 0.007

Who would have thought that avocado varieties come in such colorful names as double "o" seven? Sounds like something from James Bond! The one pictured is the first of it's kind ever planted in Tanzania. We imported the bud wood from South Africa back in January and grafted them into our own seedlings.
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