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AVOCADO Fruit Facts __ Description, a bit of history, cultivars, growing tips and more. - From California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. - 

Avocado General Information __ General avocado crop growing information. - From University of Hawaii - 

Avocado receives "R" Rating - learn about the avocado __ "If a motion picture were produced on the history of the avocado, the film might have the dubious distinction of receiving an "R" rating for "mature audiences....The opening scene might feature a group of actors dressed like Aztecs with one pointing to a tree and exclaiming, "ahuacuatl!" Read on to find out why in this history article. - From -


Avocado Varieties __ Can you tell the difference between a "Pinkerton" and a "Hass?" Find out how. - illustrated - From -

Avocados Frequently Asked Questions __ Questions and answers. - From -

Avocados, Growing Seeds into Trees __ Learn how to sprout and grow an Avocado tree from a seed. - From -


California Avocado Society - Growing __ Information for the commercial growing and production of avocados in California. - From - 


CIR1034/MG213: Avocado Growing in the Florida Home Landscape __ A complete history, description and how-to. - illustrated - From -  

The Gardener's Network : How to grow and care for Avocado Trees __ "The Avocado "plant"... is really a tree that can grow 30 to 60 feet tall. It is fun and easy to grow indoors. Many gardeners transform the Avocado tree into a houseplant. Those that do, often start them from seed, by taking an Avocado pit and rooting it." This and more. - From -


Germinating and Growing Avocados __ "The Portuguese originally introduced avocados to Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese call it Aligata Pera, giving it the name of Alligator Pear in the USA. It is also known as butter fruit, butter pear and laurel peach.'  Learn about a couple of methods for sprouting and growing. - illustrated - From -  


Grow An Avocado Tree __ Basic information for sprouting and growing an avocado tree for kids. - From -

Growing an Avocado Tree - and how to get a tree that produces avocados __ As you will find out, we are really talking two different things here. - From -


Growing Avocado Trees | California Avocado Commission __ A great website about avocados and how to grow them. - illustrated - From -  


Growing avocados - Common questions __ "This section contains the most commonly asked questions about growing avocado. The answers are as brief as possible. Where this is difficult and more detail is required, we refer you to other sections of the Agrilink Avocado Information Kit." - From Government of Queensland, Australia -


Growing Avocados In Phoenix Arizona __ "Avocado trees are a real challenge to grow in Phoenix Arizona."  Learn about at least one avocado variety that seems to be overcoming that challenge. - illustrated - From -


Growing Avocados from Seed __ "After eating an avocado, it is hard to resist planting its seed. To get the seed sprouting quickly, it needs immediate planting. Indoor gardeners have developed their own "traditional" planting method. This is done by poking three toothpicks into the side of the seed so that it can perch, halfway immersed in water, on the rim of a drinking glass. The seed could also be planted in potting soil, but this misses some of the fun of watching the roots and the shoots grow." So, what are you waiting for? Get some toothpicks. - From California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. -

Growing Fruit All Year Round: Part I: Avocados | Tips & Techniques __ Florida Master Gardener Teresa Watkins discusses growing avocados. Not only excellent advice, but a great Guacamole recipe too. - From Hillclimb Media - 
Home Fruit Production - Avocado __ "Avocado is a medium to large evergreen tree with large, leathery, deep green leaves. It has limited commercial value in the lower Rio Grande Valley and is often found in landscapes across South Texas. The popularity of its fruit, particularly in Mexican food dishes, and its tropical appearance have spurred considerable interest in growing avocados at home." Growing tips and more. - From Texas A&M University -


How Not To Kill Your Avocado Tree __ A lot of information from planting and watering to care and frost protection. - From -


How to Grow avocado plants __ A video about how to grow avocado from seed. - video -  


How to plant an avocado tree. __ A step-by-step guide to growing an avodaco from seed. - illustrated - From - 
Rooting and Growing an Avocado Plant __ "Avocados make wonderful houseplants, and avocado plants are easy to root, grow, and maintain." Basic instructions including care and pruning. - From - 




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