Will an Avocado Tree Survive the Winter?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by rgasperson, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. rgasperson

    rgasperson Seedling

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    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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  2. zuzu's petals

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    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. :(

    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. :-D

    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.
     
  3. rgasperson

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    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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    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.
     
  5. rgasperson

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    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.