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rgasperson

South Carolina
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:07 pm   Post subject: Will an Avocado Tree Survive the Winter?


My tree is a few months old. I want to know if it will survive freezing temps this winter. I live in the north part of South Carolina. we can get down into the teens.

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zuzu's petals

Coastal N.Carolina ~zone 8~
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:23 am   


To the best of my knowledge, most Avocados are grown in the warm-winter
areas of California, Hawaii and the southern part of Florida.
So I would think that the chances of long term survival outdoors in your area is very iffy.
I live in the very southern-most part of North Carolina, and they are not hardy here. Sad

However, I have read of a Mexican variety which is hardy to about 20°F,
so if you don't mind taking a chance, you could give it a try,
maybe yours would turn out to be one of that type. Very Happy

Fruit production would be another subject, completely.
There are some varieties that require 6 months,
and others that take as long as 12 - 18 months from pollination to ripen.

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rgasperson

South Carolina
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:28 am   Post subject: Wow.


I was hoping that I might be able to leave the tree out in a pot for most of the year. I may still be able to if I remember to bring it in on frozen nights. I guess this will be the year to see.

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:03 pm   


I have 2 of them growing in a large pot. I will put them inside the hot house this winter.I've heard that some people wrap 2 or 3 strands of Xmas outdoor little light bulbs around banana trees and leave them on and they live so maybe you could try that.

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rgasperson

South Carolina
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:15 pm   Post subject: My poor tree


We had a bad storm the other day. Apparently the wind knocked over my avocado tree. It pulled up some of the roots. I hope that it survives. I set it back up, but it is kind of leaning. I'm so sad.

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