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FACTORS AFFECTING AVOCADO FRUITFULNESS

@inproceedings{Phillips2003FACTORSAA,
  title={FACTORS AFFECTING AVOCADO FRUITFULNESS},
  author={Rebecca L. Phillips and L. K. Jackson},
  year={2003}
}
It has been said that there are just 3 requirements for a superior commercial avocado: heavy production, heavy production and heavy production. This is, of course, a gross over-simplification. In fact, it is 1 side of a 2-sided coin—the other side is consumer-satisfying fruit quality. Both fruitfulness and quality are essential. To argue about which is more important is as pointless as the old arguments of heredity vs. environment. 
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