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Re: Avocados and heat

Postby TucsonKen » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 pm

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Location: Tucson, AZ
Climate Zone: USDA zone 8b, almost 9a
My four-year-old Wilma from Devine Avocados in Devine Texas just came through a major heat wave in Tucson with no wilting or other problems. We had several days where temps near the avocado reached 114 degrees. It's in full sun and needed a lot of water, but continued pushing new growth despite the heat. Several small avocados of different varieties (Opal, Mexicola Grande, Fuerte, & Aravaipa) needed heavy shade and daily water, but all pulled through just fine.

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