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Where to buy Avocado Scionwood?
« on: September 19, 2023, 05:21:31 AM »
You guys look like you have a wonderful community going here. There seems like a lot of knowledgeable people.

I live in the UK, but I have friends in the US who I'm hoping can be the inbetween party to ship it aboard and work out all the paperwork for me.

It's on my bucket list to grow an avocado tree with as many varieties on a tree as can and get my children involved in that activity as well. I've actually being growing a tree from from seed for 10 years. It's about 12' tall. No fruit on it of course. I've actually grafted scions from another non fruit producing avocado trees just to see if I could get it to take. I finally think I've cracked it.

The trouble is there is absolutely no market for it in the UK. You can't get a grafted plant anywhere. I've never understood why. I know some of the cold hardly varieties should be absolutely fine here.

So I just want to ask for your expertise. Do you know where I can buy any scions for avocados online and have it shipped domestically? Or are there any of you I can get them from? I'm really looking for all or as many varieties as I can get my hands on.

Thanks for your time. :)


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Re: Where to buy Avocado Scionwood?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 01:31:28 PM »
I suggest you just order directly from Fruitwood Nursery, they have a good selection of hardy cultivars. Send them an email to inquire about adding a phytosanitary certificate, which they can do. Their inventory of avocado scionwood should update in about two months, so you can click "Notify Me" for all the varieties you want, so you'll get an email when they become available:

The only person I know who tried to get avocado scionwood in the UK without getting the paperwork had their box confiscated despite it saying "crafting materials" or something like that on the declaration. Easier and better to just do it the legal way.

Here's what Fruitwood says about shipping internationally:

International Shipping
$15.00 base fee, plus 30% of the order subtotal. On top of this all international orders need to have a phytosanitary inspection and certificate, which costs $70.00. This will be automatically charged at checkout and is the same for any size order.

For all international orders please contact us in advance via email ( so we can make sure the plant materials you want are allowed into the country you are in. Also some countries also require an import permit which potentially could be hard to get.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2023, 01:34:00 PM by drymifolia »


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