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Friday - April 24, 2015

From: Seguin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Non-Natives, Edible Plants
Title: Growing Avocados in South Texas
Answered by: Anne Van Nest

QUESTION:

What types of avocados can be grown in South Texas?

ANSWER:

Avocados are not native to North America, so Mr. Smarty Plants would rather discuss some other edible plants to grow in South Texas, like pecans or walnuts or persimmon or crabapple or prickly pears, etc.There's a list of Texas edible native plants on our website if you would like to learn about these great plants.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension though does have some very good information for you about growing avocados and selecting the best type.

 

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