With the price of avocados on the rise, many people are becoming increasingly interested in growing their own. But how exactly do you do it? And, more importantly, do you live in a place where it's even possible? Avocados have been growing very well in the south central part of Mexico for centuries due to the ideal hot climate. And in the United States, California, Florida, Hawaii, and southern Texas all have similar climates. If you live in one of these states, you're in luck, but if you don't, the chances of growing an avocado tree are unfortunately slim to none.
If you do reside in a warmer spot and are ready to try growing your own, here's what you need to know to ensure your avocado tree grows well:
- Determine which variety you want to grow. There are about 500 varieties of avocados. Hass avocados are the most popular because of their great taste and richness.
- Purchase your avocado tree. It's best to purchase your avocado seedling from a garden center or nursery.
- Determine when and where you'll plant your avocado tree. It's best to plant your tree in the springtime between the months of March and June and in a spot where it will get the most sunlight. Make sure it's not...