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I've joined this group as I'm keen to exchange information and experiences on growing avocados outside of their usual geographical range. I grow all my trees outdoors, in the ground, in a coastal climate in southeastern England (UK). All avocado material has been raised from seed and grown on its own roots. I have eight trees, the oldest is almost 6-years-old, the youngest is less than a year old.
I'm particularly interested in obtaining a couple of seeds of Aravaipa or one of the other Mexican types. Here are links to my blogs, updated continuously whenever I have new photos or interesting observations to share:
'Del Rio': https://imgur.com/a/dAbixIe
My background is in horticultural research, specializing in the adaptation of plants to environmental stress for 20 years (physiology & biochemistry) and worked in UK, Europe & N. America. Now retired, I still follow this interest through some of my gardening activities, i.e. attempting to grow crops outside their usual geographical range, with a particular interest in avocado, and possibly citrus (satsuma).