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The good news is that there are some cold hardy cultivars available. Thank yo for the wonderful tips! Hi Scott, I’m sorry to hear about your fig tree. I have established a very modest Mexican avocado orchard in Yoakum, Texas, climate zone 9a, just a little south… Read more », Hi John, Thank you so much for your comments with their invaluable information! Most Avocado Trees cannot tolerate any frost, or at the most temperature down to around 280F. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../zone-9-10-11/zone-9-avocados.htm Bill Schneider, owner of Devine Avocados took cuttings from this tree and promised to name the cultivar after the owner, Wilma Lechler. GARDENER'S PATH® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF ASK THE EXPERTS LLC. These avocado trees are crosses of the Mexican with either the Guatemalan or West Indian subspecies. I struggle with when the fruit are mature for harvest. While these fruits are small, weighing only 3-4 ounces, they are reputed to have the richest flavor and highest oil content of all the Mexican types. If there are organic, non-GMO options that is what I would prefer. 9b is about as avocado tree friendly as you can get. The ‘Opal’ variety originates in Texas. Here is a link to the article in which he discusses the ripening and harvest of Mexican avocados. The fruit from pit-grown trees is usually disappointing. Keep in mind that seeds and plants produced using organic methods are not necessarily chemical free- this only indicates that they were produced… Read more », Hi Heather, Allison is right that Haas is a great variety if you can grow it indoors over the winter. I would quickly call Tropical Acres Farms in West Palm Beach, Florida. However, this type does not like the cold. Last updated: November 25, 2020 at 19:31 pm. She transitioned to full-time writing in 2009. good useful info thank you. There is a link in the article to an online nursery that carries it. We live in North Carolina Piedmont, zone 7b. Here is the link to the article: How to Grow Beautiful and Productive Fig Trees. According to Gary Bender, farm advisor in subtropical agriculture at the University of California Cooperative Extension, the seemingly oddly named ‘Bacon’ is the most frost tolerant of the popular hybrids. Many grafted avocado trees died, but specimens of this particular tree were undamaged. And if indeed there are avocados suited for zone 9, what varieties of avocados trees will do best in zone 9? Any advice for growing an avocado tree in Zone 9? ‘Wilma’ originated in Texas, from cuttings taken from a large tree growing in a backyard in Pearsall. As far as a consistent watering schedule goes, these tropical fruits will need frequent deep waterings once or twice a week - just ensure you let the soil dry out a little between waterings. They are more cold tolerant than the standard commercial varieties but are not well suited to very cold areas. You will find plenty of Mexican avocado trees in Houston nurseries. While avocado trees grow best in warm, humid regions, it is possible to grow them in other climate zones by planting them indoors as a houseplant, planting them outdoors in a protected area, or by growing a cold tolerant variety of avocado tree. Mango trees in zone 9 - 8 ? ‘Del Rio’ was trademarked as ‘Pryor’ by cold-hardy avocado specialist Bill Schneider, who owns Devine Avocados in Texas. These have smooth, green fruit and are quite different from the Hass variety. It was definitely a labor of love to write. To help protect the trees from sunburn, you should whitewash the limbs as soon as possible after the leaves drop with a white interior house paint diluted to 50 percent with water. Once the tree is planted, add 6-12 inches (15-30 cm.) Don’t give up hope! The name ‘Lila’ came from a large commercial nursery that propagated this variety and renamed it. However, I am not an expert on figs. If you can please get in touch with me I would be so grateful for any tips. Thank you for contacting us! Looking After Your Avocado Tree Indoors. I try to avoid Miracle Grow soil, because I like to have control over fertilizing. Avocados do not like boggy soil, so select an area for your tree with well-draining soil. Fascinated by the childhood discovery that plants make chemicals to defend themselves, Helga embarked on further academic study and obtained two degrees, studying plant diseases as a plant pathology major. Simply plant your Avocado Tree in a container and bring it inside during the winter months - it will continue to grow. Irrigate less frequently with smaller quantities of water. I have a full sun spot, and I'm willing to wait a few years for fruit. They have a very short period of ripeness, and they don’t hang on the tree for very long. Thank you! Up to 20-30′ tall in ground at max height. I enjoyed writing it. Joey, Lila, and Mexicana Grande are recommended for Texas. Here is more about what we do. Remove any weeds prior to planting. I know that there are avocado nurseries in Spain and Greece. Sign up for our newsletter. Posted by 10 months ago. What would you suggest as the best tree? Re: Brogdon Avocado Tree Doing Well In Zone 9 « Reply #8 on: May 18, 2015, 06:18:52 PM » Covered all the tree With The Planket I did loose some leaves , But Came back like a champ in spring time , I can see that its a vigorous grower .. You will definitely want to prune back dead tissue to keep fungi from invading and causing damage. Thank you. I don’t know if you would have the room, but you could grow one in a container and bring it inside over the winter. Avocados grow best in Zones 9-11, but you should be able to get one to produce fruit in your zone as well, with plenty of attentive care! Try to plant your tree in a sheltered location if you live in a particularly windy area. The Guatemalan can survive temperatures down to 30 F. (-1 C.), making neither of them a great choice for a zone 8 avocado tree. It’s hard to estimate how well the tree would do in your backyard without knowing more about your climate. Depending upon the variety, it may take 3 years or longer to see fruit. In your location, you may opt to plant one in a container to make it easier to protect during cold weather or bring indoors. Avocados can be grown in areas with surprisingly poor soil. Many of the warmer zones in the United States are too dry for avocado growing. The best time to plant avocados is in March through June. Avocados grow best in warm frost free climates away from the immediate coast. Even if you have a frost tolerant tree, you should take steps to keep it warm on very cold nights. Sometimes spelled ‘Brogdon,’ thanks to their thin-skinned, purple, oval- to pear-shaped fruits with buttery yellow flesh, this is a popular variety. It’s important to remember that the cold tolerance of each of these varieties refers to the mature tree. A better choice when growing avocado trees in zone 8 is the Mexican avocado, which can tolerate temps down to 19-20 F. (-7 C.). Therefore, avocados have a fickle root system that responds poorly to root disturbance (so be careful when you plant them) and they won't tolerate "hard going" (such as rock, compacted soil, or dry clay) or prolonged periods of low oxygenated sticky wet soil. Most varieties of this group can handle cold snaps down to around 18°F. In USDA zone 9b, where winter lows rarely drop below 25 F, you can grow "Bacon," "Hass," "Zutano" and "Queen" varieties. Hi Johan, As advised by Nick Saikovich and Ben Faber at the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for Ventura Country at the University of California, the amount of pruning required will depend on the degree of damage. The gentleman I spoke to was very nice, but he didn’t know the status of the nursery. These zones are frost-free and have relatively even climates. These are the ones that turn black when they are ripe, and are the most popular variety for making guacamole during the Super Bowl. No, it doesn’t taste anything like bacon, it is named after James Bacon from California, who first cultivated it in 1954. If you have to bring your avocado tree indoors, it will have a … I even called the Devine Chamber of Commerce to ask if they knew if the nursery is still in business. It’s also prolific, with a 5-year-old tree able to produce around 60 kilos of fruit. Just remember not to use an LED light source, as these do not emit any heat. An avocado tree can grow to around 9 meters tall and is an ideal specimen tree, space permitting. Of the three subspecies (more on this later) of avocado, the least commonly grown one – the Mexican variety – has a number of cultivars that can tolerate frosts. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. Thank you for all this information! So when choosing zone 9 avocados, look for Mexican or even Guatemalan avocado varieties, hardy in USDA zones 8-10. The first sign of freeze damage is when the tree drops its leaves. It produces medium-sized green fruits with a creamy flavor that are slightly larger than most of the Mexican types. That is so exciting that you will be setting up an avocado farm! I really found your article interesting and helpful. However, unless you have a large number of trees, you won’t need anything that hardcore. Like most fruit-bearing trees if you want the best results you will want to make sure you water it properly. But you probably won’t get a tree that produces very good fruit. Soil: Avocados grow best in loamy rich well drained shallow soils. However, the large black fruit are unusually susceptible to the fungal infection anthracnose (a fungus that turns the skin orange), so they are better suited to drier climates where there is less humidity. Hi there, Oh, and there is a good reason I think California when I think avocado – 90% of them are grown in that region. how can I do? However, you’ll want to irrigate during dry spells in the winter. For the smaller garden, judicious pruning or choosing a dwarf variety is the solution. It is possible to grow avocados in the United States in certain conditions. Even in zone 9 where Avocados are grown commercially it is often difficult to grow one avocado tree in your yard and ever get any fruit. A hybrid cross of the Mexican and Guatemalan subspecies, ‘Fuerte’ was the industry-standard avocado in California before the Hass came on the scene. Thank you for your article. While you may be used to looking at hardiness zones to determine whether plants can grow in your area, many more factors can be involved than just average temperatures. Compared to other types of fruit trees like citrus, avocado trees are particularly susceptible to damage from sunburn, which can occur when they lose a lot of their leaves. Yep, you sure can. Avocado Tree Growing Tips The fruits, bark, seeds, and leaves are poisonous for many domesticated animals like cats, dogs, horses, etc., so take that into consideration if you have pets. Strangely, they call them ranches in the states. The fruit from these varieties that originate in the northern Mexican highlands are smaller than most of the commercial ones we’re familiar with. These trees require well-draining soil that does not get waterlogged, so try to find a site on higher ground or on a slight incline for planting. I’m so glad that you found the article helpful! The pear-shaped fruits have green skins and pale, dense flesh and range from 6-12 ounces each. Hi Helga, Cold tolerant to 22°F, this tree can grow to over 40 feet tall in the right conditions. Hi Natania, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am in zone 8a in Louisiana. These trees grow well in Southern California in USDA zones 9 & 10 as well as Sunset zones 19 through 24. Their number is 561-358-8566. https://gardenerspath.com/plants/fruit-trees/cold-hardy-avocado-trees It has fruit that do not turn black. And this one is commercially available! I am in France, and I would like to obtain seeds from these resistant varieties. This cultivar is flavorful, with a creamy texture. To best care for your avocado tree in winter, it is smart to plant your avocado tree in a pot. Read more articles about Zone 9, 10 & 11. I should mention that the tree may not produce the same kind of avocados as the fruit that the seed came from, since the trees are often grafted. After planting, water in well, and fill in the soil as you water. These trees can tolerate a hard freeze, but they are not as tolerant of long periods of cold temperatures as the pure Mexican varieties. Unfortunately, zone 7 is about as low as you can go – even with the cold hardy cultivars. Planting Mexican subspecies avocado trees can enable people to produce large quantities of home-grown avocados in regions with winters too cold for commercial avocado varieties. COPYRIGHT © 2020 ASK THE EXPERTS LLC. I live near zone 7 and 8 and I’ve already stared to grow an avocado tree from the pit. If you do an advanced Google search with the words “avocado” “nursery” and “Spain,” you can pull them up. Placing a light blanket over the top can help protect against light frosts. Because they contain less oil, some people don’t find them as tasty. Avocado can be grown in containers but inevitably becomes a tree taller than 30 feet. A 2 to 3-foot-tall ‘Bacon’ tree is available from Nature Hills. Product photos via A Natural Farm and Education Center, Brighter Blooms, and Nature Hills. You can buy a grafted ‘Lila’ tree 4 to 5-feet tall, with care instructions, from A Natural Farm and Education Center via Amazon. I am thinking of commercially growing Avocados in the southern parts of ARMENIA. 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Are you looking to grow cold hardy varieties, or do you want to grow Hass or Fuerte? This March I planted Reed, Sir Prize and Stewart Avocados, all in 5-gallon containers and one Fuerte in a 15-gallon container. I have no experience in setting one up, but a friend of mine has an avocado farm and grows Hass avocados. Austin is in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 8b, although a warm winter may temporarily make it zone 9--cautiously good for avocado culture. Uncredited photos: Shutterstock. It does get to about 23 F and colder… Thanks, Hi Dareh, How exciting! It will be harder to find one you like well enough to grow. With thin, glossy black skin, the fruit from the ‘Mexicola Grande’ variety is easy to peel, with a delicate flavor. Mexicola Grande can tolerate temperatures down to 19°F and is supposed to ripen evenly. Mulch around the base of the tree, keeping the mulching material 1-2 inches away from the stem. Thank you for your question! This makes it popular for use in salads or tacos. This variety is sometimes sold as ‘Fantastic,’ but it is not always the same cultivar. Which variety do you recommend? I think we are a Zone 5. Could you… Read more ». West Indian avocados are sometimes marketed as “slimcados.” One advantage of this particular fruit is that with its lower oil content, it holds its shape better when sliced. Water as if you were tending a much smaller tree. I am very new to all of this. What about other types of fruit trees for your garden? I have two seedling trees about 8 years old that have finally fruited. Hass is the most commonly consumed avocado on the US mainland. Hello, what an informative article! Hi Miriam, Thank you so much! Of the three, the West Indian type is the least tolerant to cooler climates, and the Mexican – and some Mexican hybrids – are the most cold hardy. Avocado trees are divided into three general groups: West Indian, Guatemalan and Mexican — and the ideal growing range for each type is slightly different. Is it by an open body of water? I want to buy trees that will give fruit soon in Houston. I wish you the best in your efforts. I live in zone 6, Utah, and wondering if you know of success with cold hardy avocado trees with the use of a tree cover to protect against frost? If so, these conditions can mitigate the cold weather, so it may be better able to withstand the cold. Is your tree growing in an enclosed area where it will be exposed to reflective heat? Very few avocados that are not of the Mexican type will survive in a winter cold climate such as Zone 8 or 9b or lower. of mulch around the base of the tree, keeping it away from the trunk. Varieties of Mexican avocado trees for zone 9 include: Guatemalan types of avocado for zone 9 include: While Guatemalan doesn’t handle frost as well as Mexican avocados, they do handle it better and are more likely to be commercially grown and shipped. You can typically water it for 15 seconds. I wish you the best with this new gardening endeavor.… Read more ». These trees do not need to be trained, and they may not need to be watered in the rainy months. With the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree, it's possible. Mature avocado trees only need watering every other week and often even less, but when they are young, be sure to water them deeply once a week. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Maybe with a light included in the blanket? Helga then returned to Cornell to obtain a PhD, studying one of the model systems of plant defense. With additional writing and editing by Clare Groom and Allison Sidhu. Would any of these survive? I have a fig tree which I started from cutting 25 years ago. Some of these links may be affiliate in nature, meaning we earn small commissions if items are purchased. That is exciting that you have a Mexican avocado orchard! Mango can be the same, but it needs to be realistic how cold they would be able to endure. With varieties that can tolerate temperatures below 20°F, homeowners in areas that include parts of USDA Hardiness Zone 8 can enjoy the taste of fresh avocados from their own trees. I spoke to the gentlemen there in late June, but he was thinking of cutting his Pryor tree down! Avocado Type: Cold Hardy: Growing Zone: 8-11 Outdoors; 4-11 Indoors: Mature Height: 15 to 20 feet: Year to Bear: 4 to 5 Years: Annual Growth: Slow: Spacing: 5 to 8 feet: Full or partial Sun: Full Sun: 6 to 8 Hours: Characteristics: Oval shape with smooth and thin green skin, along with yellowish-green flesh. I’m looking to set up an avocado farm in Pakistan, Islamabad. In southern Florida, avocados of the West Indian subspecies are grown. West Indian avocados grow best in warm climates, while Mexican avocados — native to the tropical highlands — are the most cold hardy and can survive temperatures down to 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The avocado (Persea americana), a tree likely originating from south central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Once an avocado tree becomes 2 to 3 years old I recommend watering it every single day. These trees can tolerate 24-26°F temperatures for periods of four hours at a stretch. What a lot of useful information you packed in! If you live in Zone 7 or below, you would need a large greenhouse to successfully grow an avocado tree. Subspecies  are a broader classification than varieties or cultivars. You can buy a young tree, or grow your own from a pit. ‘Bacon’ produces medium-sized, oval fruits with a large seed and shiny green skin – and a buttery, creamy texture. What if your avocado tree is not weathering the cold well? Then, place your Avocado Tree, backfill the soil and water to settle the roots. Hello, Of these, Mexican varieties are the most cold hardy but not salt tolerant, and Guatemalan comes in a close second for cold tolerance and is somewhat salt tolerant. “Del Rio’ fruits on the tree. A Natural Farm grows grafted avocado trees in large numbers from small 3 gallon sizes to large specimens. On of my favorite fast growers in actually a shrub, Bottle Brush. Hass avocado tree: Scientific Name: Persea americana ‘Hass’ Family: Lauraceae: Zone: 9-11 outdoors, can be grown indoors in zones 4-11 in container: Height & Spread: Up to 7′ tall in container. All areas in these zones may not be suitable, however, because avocado trees need moisture and rich soil. Close. In contrast, if your tree is in a windy area, it will be more sensitive to freezing, which can cause the fruit and leaves to drop. Avocado trees (Persea americana) are notorious for being susceptible to cold. The avocado has been a great sucess story for finding good tasting varieties that can resist cold damage. Unless your niece's yard is an acre, avocado tree is all she will have. How to Care for Your Avocado Tree in Pots (Tips #6-9) Tip #6 – Water at the Correct Time. Avocado trees are thick-foliage evergreens that grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 11. The medium-sized fruit can weigh between 14 and 24 ounces each. Some types of avocado are ripe in the fall and some in the spring. Without pruning, trees reach heights up to 40 feet, and normally bear green to purple, 3- to 6-inch fruits spring through summer. Get started with these guides: © Ask the Experts, LLC. In addition to zone, soils will have a big impact on growth rate and survivability. I must watch too many commercials, but do avocados grow in zone 9? In the United States, that translates to just three main areas of the country. They will not tolerate flooding, which can kill the trees. I’ve also been told that there are nurseries in the Houston area that carry the cold tolerant varieties, but I don’t have any phone numbers for you. These are not well suited to commercial production. You need to eat them as soon as they are ready. Growing avocados from the pits often produces a tree that doesn’t bear fruit. West Indies avocados are more commonly found growing in Florida, as they are the most salt tolerant and least cold hardy. I have a friend with a Hass avocado ranch on the central coast of California who has an irrigation system that she can operate from home via the internet when there is a hard freeze. Your inability to reach Bill Schneider is worrisome. ... Now most of the tree's are grown from seed. The lowest area of hardiness where you can grow avocados is Zone 8. If I find out anything, I will post an update here. She holds a BS in agriculture from Cornell University, and an MS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When your tree has lost a lot of leaves, it will lose much less water to evaporation than it normally does, and avocados are very sensitive to overwatering. Avocados from the Mexican group are primarily grown in home gardens in the US – not commercially. Background: I am a complete novice … Archived. The tree canopy ranges from low, dense and symmetrical to upright and asymmetrical. Most avocado tree species are at their peak between August and November, but depending on the variety, avocado growing seasons vary slightly. There are 3 types of avocado: Mexican, Guatemalan and West Indies. Al So the best states for growing avocados in the garden are California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. Craig Hepworth, the Florida fruit geek, wrote about how to tell when the green-skinned Mexican avocado varieties are ripe and said that it can be “a bit of a guessing game.”. A medium (30 ft; 9.1 m) to large (65 ft; 19.8 m) tree (Figure 2), the avocado tree is classified as an evergreen, although some varieties lose their leaves for a short time before and during flowering. Any tips or links are appreciated. Though many varieties are self-fertile , you will get better fruit set with at least one each of A-type and B-type varieties. However, if winter temperatures in your area often dip to 20°F or below, and you want to grow delicious avocados, your best option is a cultivar from the pure Mexican subspecies. According to avocado aficionado Craig Hepworth, the Florida Fruit Geek, these trees can handle temperatures down to about 15°F and still produce fruit the next season. The West Indian varieties are the most cold-sensitive and can suffer severe damage at temperatures under 30°F. Thank you! According to Monte Nesbitt, Larry Stein, and Jim Kamas, extension fruit specialists at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, putting a heat source underneath the cover can help to save the leaves. Here are some ways of dealing with frost damage. Love everything with avocados and want to grow your own but you live in zone 9? While it may seem counterintuitive, continuously spraying water on trees to keep them from freezing is a little-known secret of experienced home gardeners. It’s been reported that this tree was frozen back to the major limbs when 7°F temperatures hit in the 1980s. Avocado trees fall into one of three possible subspecies: West Indian, Guatemalan, or Mexican. I live in WV, the eastern panhandle. Thank you for such great information! I’ve been told that Mexicola Grande is a good avocado that ripens evenly, and it is hardy to below 20 F. If you can, I would suggest planting it in a sheltered location. 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