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Avocado trees are tropical evergreen plants with large leaves. The fruit is creamy and delicious with many health benefits. Avocado trees grow well near the coast. The ocean tends to regulate winter and summer temperatures. This is why commercially in Southern California, trees are grown mostly in cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Oxnard, and Ventura. As well as micro-climates such as Temecula. They also grow well in mild climate areas such as Beverly hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice and Long Beach.
In order to protect trees from sunburn and sun damage in the Summer. Plant avocado trees where they will receive the morning sun and afternoon shade in Los Angeles inland areas of Glendale, Burbank, and in the San Fernando Valley. Also plant trees near a wind break where its windy in the Winter. Cold temperatures can be fatal to trees.
Avocado trees are not self-pollinating. Use a B cultivar such as Fuerte to pollinate popular A varieties such as Hass. In fact, Hass is the most popular avocados at American grocery stores today.
Plant trees in well drained soils. Keep soil moist but not wet. Do not water too frequently. Deep water newly planted trees once or twice per week. Fertilize with citrus and avocado food. Prune to maintain size and shape in the winter when it is cooler.
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