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Posted by markmahlum (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 10, 10 at 18:54

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


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RE: avocado

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.


RE: avocado

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?

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