Avocado Tree in my zone?

mike1994(5)January 3, 2009

I live in northwest Indiana, 30 miles south of Chicago. The winter weather here is typical Chicago weather - COLD.

Could an avocado tree grow here? If not, would one grow inside my house? I have a south window that "could" be made available. I would want this tree to bare fruit. I love avocados. I'd be willing to put in the work "IF" it was possible to do in the first place.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

mike:

It certainly won't grow outside. Avocado's are very frost tender. They won't even grow in many areas of California where you can grow citrus. You might grow a small tree in your house. But you are unlikely to grow any fruit. Avacado are large trees.

The Fruitnut

    Bookmark   January 3, 2009 at 8:44PM
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mike1994(5)

OK, I'm ready to hear the sad news.

Is there no way I can grow a fruit producing avocado tree where I live - indoors or out?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2009 at 11:17PM
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