I had such high hopes for my avocado tree this year. It was looking healthy and had its first batch of fruit; maybe 25 avocados in total. I really love avocados and really really wanted to harvest at least one so I proactively defended against possum attack by making protective sleeves for some of the fruit.
Avocados went missing (oh oh).
Avocados were found on the ground, half eaten (darn you possums).
Avocados remained in those protective sleeves (ha ha ha ha ha).
The heat wave hit (46 C / 115 F) and the avocado tree suffered. Leaves on the ends of each branch with a piece of fruit wilted and turned brown (gulp).
The possum realised that all the sleeveless fruit was gone and so went for those sleeves. One was found on the ground with no fruit to be seen (as if I don’t know where the fruit is).
Another remains on the tree taunting that possum and alarming me (bye bye avocados).
Several avocados remain on the tree in their protective sleeves but we all know it’s just a matter of time …