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Avocado Persea americana

How to sow avocado: Grafted sapling

Sun requirement for avocado: Plant in Full Sun

Avocado has been planted 4 times by Growstuff members.

The avocado is a tree native to South Central America that produces large edible berries with rippled green to black skin that are egg or pear-shaped. There are three main groups of avocado: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian, with Mexican avocados being the most cold-tolerant. Avocados are a subtropical species and need a frost-free climate with little wind. They will not produce fruit outside of tropical climates, but they can be grown as evergreen ornamentals. Avocados grown from seed rarely produce fruit because they are only partially self-pollinating. For a fruiting tree, plant a grafted sapling in a subtropical climate.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

Height

2000cm

Row Spacing

600cm

Companions

borage

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Scientific names

Persea americana

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