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Avocado scissors

Question: scissors on the avocado

my Avocado plant, already suffering from its climate, which is not the most appropriate and for myself, the green thumbs, was literally assaulted by the "phobic" or "earwigs" that happily proliferate in the earth of the vase. Repotting would be a cyclopean undertaking due to the size and weight of the vase. Can you recommend a treatment to rid the plant of these annoying pests?
Gabriele - Rome

Avocado scissors: Answer: scissors on the avocado

Dear Gabriele,
Thank you for contacting us about the questions on the AVOCADO, through the "" expert's column.
The Avocado (Persea Gratissima) is a plant native to Central and South America and is widespread in tropical and sub-tropical areas on all continents. Cultivated for the fruit, the Avocado, in the areas of origin, reaches heights of 6-20 meters. It has persistent and leathery leaves with an oblong shape. It produces inflorescences (panicchie) at the ends of the branches, with a greenish color. The fruits are green-brown drupes with light green flesh and seed of considerable size.
In Italy it is cultivable very well in the south and in the coastal areas, while in the north it requires shelter during the winter period.
Avocado prefers fertile and well-drained soils.
It also requires consistent fertilization, especially in the phases of full production. During the summer it must be irrigated abundantly.
Pruning must be done, in the early years, so as to quickly form robust main branches (structure) from which the secondary branches that will flourish will then be distributed.