Avocado, a tree likely from south-central Mexico, is identified as a member of the Lauraceae family of flowering plants. The fruit of the tree, also known as avocado, is botanically a large berry with a single large seed.
Avocado trees grow well with moderate humidity at relatively high temperatures (60 F to 85 F). Once established, they can withstand temperatures of about 28 F to 32 F with minor damage. Avoid planting avocado tree in zones with freezing conditions.
Avocados grow in Zones 9 and 10. Plant your tree from March till June. When you plant during the season, there is always a chance of sun damage.
Young avocado trees do not retain water very well. Place it in a non-lawn location and away from the sidewalks. Place it in a wind and frost-protected spot. Grow avocados in well-drained soil high in humus. Avocados favor a pH of 5.5 to 7.0. Avocados are grown in full sunlight.
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