Guarantee a steady ingredient for your famous guacamole with an avocado tree. Though you can grow a tree from the pit of an avocado, you could be waiting as long as 15 years; instead, try one that's been grafted from a common variety.
Since avocados are native to subtropical areas, climates with severe cold seasons make surviving the winter nearly impossible for trees planted in the ground. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, avocados "are not as well adapted to growing in containers" as other plants, but "success is possible": Use the biggest container you can find, and plan to repot the tree at least every two years.
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