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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: tropic_tester on April 15, 2021, 06:01:07 PM

Title: Possible for me to get avocadoes?
Post by: tropic_tester on April 15, 2021, 06:01:07 PM
I have a 5 -6 foot avocado bush that I started from a seed that has two main stalks at roughly the same height. The trunk on both are about 3 inches. I started the avocado on a whim, but now has started my fascination with gardening. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area near the coast where it doesn't get too hot, which I know may not be the best climate for avocadoes.

I'm new to growing fruits, so wanted to know if it was possible to graft a variety that could potentially flower and fruit in my area. I love my tree and I want to bring it to its full potential by growing fruit on it. I heard that the mexicola is very vigorous in fruiting and cold hardy, and was thinking that maybe this could be a potential variety since the milder climate would only slow but not stop its vigor (maybe?). also I know that I probably need both A and B flowering types to allow the best chance of fruiting but since I have to two main stalks I thought this might work out. Does anyone have experience with growing avocado in milder/cooler climates, or of which varieties might be good candidates/pairs?
Title: Re: Possible for me to get avocadoes?
Post by: cen on April 15, 2021, 11:36:14 PM
The best advice might come from a local grower.  Here is the link to the blog:

http://www.epicenteravocados.com/blog/ (http://www.epicenteravocados.com/blog/)

Epicenter does not seem to be selling many avocado trees this year, though.  Their more popular trees sell fast and they recommend putting in a reservation after the first of the year. I did so on 2 January, and next time I looked, the trees were out of stock for 2021.

P.S. Most of the avocado discussions can be found in the Tropical Fruit Discussion.
Title: Re: Possible for me to get avocadoes?
Post by: tropic_tester on April 16, 2021, 02:00:30 AM
Thanks for the link, I'll take a look at the link provided.

I posted in 'temperate' because I thought since my climate is mild, people would have more experience here. I'll ask over there as well. Thanks!