avocado

markmahlumMarch 10, 2010

OK. Now for a ridiculous question. Has anyone in a colder climate tried growing an avocado in their greenhouse? How cold tolerant are they?

Mark

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eric_wa(San Juan, z8 WA)

Just for fun my mother has started several in her kitchen. Four toothpicks stuck in the seed and suspended in a glass of water. One she potted up, grew for several years in her sun room. Only reached about three feet tall before it parished.

Eric

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 8:43PM
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karen__w(z7 Durham, NC)

I haven't tried avocado, but there was a big avocado tree growing outside in the central FL neighborhood where I grew up, so at least some varieties are relatively cold tolerant. That one was a big, smooth skinned variety, but I never knew the cultivar name. Given the size of that tree, I think I'd research dwarf cultivars for the greenhouse.

As an aside, has anyone grown coffee plants in their greenhouse?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 8:25AM
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