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Avocados and Frost in Europe (plus info on the cold-hardiest avocados and how to grow them)

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From what I remember, Tristan went to huge lengths to legally import Mexicola seed then grew them out and sold most of them. I had two of them but they're not old enough to fruit yet.

I have no idea if he imported more seed. If he did the seedlings will still be expensive and in limited supply. If not the supply will be super short until the young trees are old enough to bear fruit. Then the price ahould plummet as Europe becomes home to ever greater supplies of frost hardy avocado trees.
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If I could find a supplier I would buy a whole pallet of them and grow them on my land in the Mediterranean.

Reason I am going to use Mexicola is because -2°c is a yearly occurrence, I know a Hass Orchard grows 60 Miles away and I'd assume they have a similar cold hardy root stock at the very least.
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Well I managed to find Mexicola pits and all pits have split so far, also I've had 100% success rate with 15 hass pits.
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