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All About Avocados: Everything There Is to Know about This Trendy, Tasty Fruit—from Planting to Eating
Avocados are millennials' favorite fruit, and adored by the rest of us, as Mexican food has become ever more popular. It’s a sign of fine dining at a Mexican restaurant if the servers make guacamole right at your table! Hard to believe that this beloved fruit (yes, botanically… READ MORE
As mentioned, there are three races of avocado trees. Of the three, Mexican varieties are the most cold-tolerant, while the West Indies varieties are the least. Most of today’s popular varieties are hybrids, like the Hass. In addition to the Hass in the U.S., there is another… READ MORE
Many people, not just gardeners, have done this: Stick toothpicks into an avocado pit, suspend it in a glass of water, and set it in a brightly-lit spot. Then you watch in a few weeks as roots grow from the bottom of the pit and an avocado seedling… READ MORE
Since you probably won’t be planting a pit and trying to grow an avocado in a container, you have to choose a location outdoors where an avocado tree will flourish. Pick a site that gets full sun and where your tree won’t be overcrowded—don’t plant right next to… READ MORE