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avocado guild?

 
Ryan Sharon
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Location: San Francisco/Gualala, Ca (zone 8)
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So, I'm in the process of building a sun scoop in which I hope to grow some species that normally wouldn't do well this far north.

We are in northern California, in an area referred to as the 'banana belt', as people have successfully grown bananas with a bit of effort and creativity. That being said, this is still very much an experiment. Still, if Sepp can grow citrus at 5k feet, why not give this a try...

I've managed to find guild/companion lists for just about everything I want to grow accept the avocado. Looking around online, I was only able to find one site that listed any companions and then only one plant was listed: comfrey (is there a plant on this earth that doesn't benefit from comfrey? Lol!)

So, any ideas?

Almost forgot! We are in high acidity, clay soil, but for the sun scoop we'll be adding compost and the yields from our highly productive horses.
 
Waldo Schafli
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Hi RS.

This website is a great source. You can Ctrl+F for avocado and you'll find their guild. https://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/chapter-2-3-or-the-11-design-principles-from-the-intro-book/small-scale-intensive/

Have fun with your experiments & planning for a warmer climate is not a bad idea.
 
Ryan Sharon
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Great link!

Thanks Waldo!

I intend to include the avocado guild among many other guilds in an attempt to create a super guild, but, as I said, that was the one I couldn't figure out.

Now the question becomes how big will I have to make the sun scoop?
 
Francesco Delvillani
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Grow Mexicola Avocado....one of the most cold-hardy cultivars.
 
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