PitMix 1 Sep 17, 2020 11:42 AM Crop Damage Due to Heat Wave? I read recently that avos are really understory plants that want to be in the shade of a bigger tree. So direct sun is hard for them, and scorching sun is really hard. I watered the heck out of mine the day before and only a few new leaves at the top are scorched. Cover them or water them, that seems to be the solutions.