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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 living-foods.com -
Growing in the Florida Home Landscape __ A complete history, description
and how-to. - illustrated - From .ufl.edu -
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 gardenersnet.com -
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
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 phoenixtropicals.com -
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. -
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 -