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All About Avocados: Everything There Is to Know about This Trendy, Tasty Fruit—from Planting to Eating

Please check out the brief video above, to learn what this premium gardening guide is all about—the video will give you a glimpse into all the content in this gardening guide, including history and background, planting tips, specific plant profiles, recipes, nutrition and health information, and resources to help you be the best food gardener you can be.

Welcome to avo world—the place to learn everything there is to know about planting, nurturing, growing, and eating delicious avocados. While fairly new to the American palate, avocados have seized the millennial imagination in a big way, and the rest of us love…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
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 right arrow
Ripe Hass avocados.


West Indies avocado variety.
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.  READ MORE right arrow
Young avocado trees.
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 splits the pit and grows upward into an attractive plant.  READ MORE right arrow

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