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#69433 October 11th, 2006 at 11:53 PM
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Would like to know if I can grow Avacado trees here in Louisiana?

#69434 October 12th, 2006 at 05:25 AM
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William Stephens,
if you are in zone 9,yes.any where else yes but it would require extra effort.

#69435 October 12th, 2006 at 05:39 AM
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I am in zone 8B. WestCentral Louisiana.

#69436 October 12th, 2006 at 09:00 PM
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So, it is 8B. I agree with Art, some parts of Florida and Louisiana in zone 9 can grow Avocado; it's a maybe in zone 8b.


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Don't know exactly where you are, but here is a map of Louisiana with USDA Hardiness zone.

http://www.growit.com/bin/USDAZoneMaps.exe?MyState=LA

When you find out your USDA zone, please post a reply to your own post to add your USDA zone/info so that other gardeners can see it. I think you will have a bit of challenge to grow fruiting Avocado in LA.

Welcome to the Gardener's Forum.

#69437 October 13th, 2006 at 04:26 AM
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William Stephens,
i need to know where you are in order to help you.
zone 8b where? town,city?

#69438 October 22nd, 2006 at 05:36 AM
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15 to 20 degrees will definitly kill an avocado tree.
Your best bet is to plant a dwarf tree in a large pot. you will have to keep it inside during freezing weather
and put it in full sun during warm weather. remember when you bring it out, let it gradually adapt to the
change of environment.inside give it as much lite as possible.it would be nice if you could build a greenhouse for it.it's not going to be easy,but it
can be done.

#69439 November 6th, 2006 at 05:00 AM
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Art,

I'm thinking of growing a dwarf avacado inside, what do you think of the florescent grow lights? I'm in 5 b zone so it'll be indoors most of the time. Is it possible?

#69440 November 7th, 2006 at 07:22 AM
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i believe it can be done,but it won't be eazy.first of all you will need to bring the tree out to sunlight as much as possible.that is when it's not freezing out.you will need to put the tree in as large a pot as possible.the larger the pot the better.the ideal condition would be a green house.
maybe you can put it on wheels and roll it into your garage.but it needs lots of light.maybe those floursecent lights might work but i have no experience with those.i do hope this helps you.if you do it keep the rest of us posted.we may learn something. best of luck.


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