Re: [pfaf] Re: Avocados
- my wilso avacado survived 16 degrees F with no damage--
--- On Thu, 8/21/08, Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...> wrote:
From: Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...>
Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re: Avocados
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008, 4:09 AM
The message <g8i4pc+7tha@ eGroups.com>
from "v.scherrer" <vital233@hotmail. com> contains these words:
> If the avocados you're dealing with are imported, there might be a
> problem because of a treatment they were subjected to.
> Otherwise, I don't know how long they actually take to germinate, as I
> never needed to do anything else but to throw them into the garden to
> get a seedling.
> If you don't find another way to get any, let me know, I will send you
> some seeds. Though I can't recommend these if you want to grow them to
> get fruits, as there are too many inferior seedlings growing wild
> around here. Here, anybody who wants some for good quality fruit, has
> to get grafted ones.
> Just in case, for a conservatory or greenhouse, Don Gillogly and Gwen
> are reputedly (www.crfgsandiego. org/Newsletters/
> CRFG-SD-Newsletter- 2006-08.pdf) the best prolific dwarfs, to 15' (3m).
> But I have never heard of any sterile GM avocados. There exist small
> seedless ones. But they are just natural non-pollinated ones from
> common cultivars.
That is kind but I suspect you are too far away! I'll wait and see if
the current ones sprout.
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