avocado overview please......
I have the opportunity to plant an avocado tree. An old neighbor has sold her house and the new buyer removed many of the pine trees, thus opening up portions of my yard to sunlight and space.
My questions would be:
1. Is it true that 2 avocado trees are needed for pollination (which info I read in Sunset Garden Book). Or are avocados self-pollinating (which a nurseryman told me yesterday).
2. Guatamalen vs. Mexican? I am 40 miles south of San Francisco. Go below 32 degrees a few nights a year. The "Haas" variety sounds like the best fruit, but it is a Guatamalen variety, which variety is not as cold-hardy as the Mexican. Correct? Any suggestions on varieties for my area?
Any advice proffered is appreciated.
My planting site is protected from wind, gets full sun from morning til 3 o'clock, and is on raised ground which should drain very nicely.
p.s. I love avocados.