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Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« on: November 20, 2020, 08:57:11 PM »
I've been looking for some cold hardy avocados to try out here in the PNW (zone 8b), but most of the grafted plants available from nurseries (Poncho, Fantastic, etc) use rootstock that is comparatively not very cold hardy (usually Lula, or sometimes Bacon). I've ordered a few of those to grow as houseplants under grow lights for the winter, and patio plants in summer, but I'd ideally like to try some Mexican avocado seedlings, either for their own fruit or as rootstock.

Does anyone know of a good source for fruit/seeds/seedlings of Mexican avocado varieties? I know the skin is delicate so they aren't generally available as fruit commercially, but figured maybe someone on here would know of a source.

Or maybe is there anyone on here who's along the northern CA/OR coast who's got a good cold-hardy variety who might be willing to sell some fresh or sprouted seeds from this fall's harvest?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 09:32:42 PM »
Hello, I have some mexicola grande seeds I've been saving on my counter if you would like them.  1$ each

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 12:15:23 AM »
Hello, I have some mexicola grande seeds I've been saving on my counter if you would like them.  1$ each

Thanks, definitely! I sent you a PM

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 11:30:34 AM »
Any one know the Ag policies of bringing back seedlings and/or seeds from Mexico?  I've got connections to a grower at Sabinas Hidalgo.  Friend who has a wife on the coast at Jalisco told me "we'll just make a trip over there and sneak them back."

https://www.google.com/search?q=sabinas+hidalgo+nuevo+leon+avocados&sxsrf=ALeKk0309QtKJdpj7GlnYlza7QfeBIqpDQ:1605976094143&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=gunawqtsYJWS0M%252CH1ZQ_3X7yq_x_M%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQ81I1-t7ZHPa4ad2U13ZRebFvPCQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwioke-Uh5TtAhUDR6wKHfmZA-cQ9QF6BAgLECY#imgrc=eBVAt78EnWobzM

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 12:18:31 PM »
Are those mexicola? I was wondering the same thing about laws about bringing seeds or even scion wood. I possibly have access to some from the hub of avocados in Michoacán.

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 02:06:35 PM »
Any one know the Ag policies of bringing back seedlings and/or seeds from Mexico?  I've got connections to a grower at Sabinas Hidalgo.  Friend who has a wife on the coast at Jalisco told me "we'll just make a trip over there and sneak them back."
Just went down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to find an answer, but not a whole lot of luck. It looks like you can bring back 12 or fewer plants of most types, unless it's subject to additional restrictions, but you'll need a "phytosanitary certificate": https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-600?language=en_US

For fruit, it looks like anything under 55lbs is exempt from most import rules regarding quality/etc, but needs to be claimed and inspected still: https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/section8e/avocados




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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 03:18:44 PM »
Thanks for the info.  No way would I bring across a bareroot avocado tree unless it was a quick hour or so transaction.

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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 07:45:48 PM »
Put clean seeds in the mail and label them "religious beads"
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Re: Looking for seeds/seedlings from Mexican avocado varieties
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 07:47:58 AM »
Put clean seeds in the mail and label them "religious beads"

And while you're at it place a Virgin Guadalupe sticky on the box.  ;D

 

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