Cold climate avocado trees
We live in Zone 9 in Northern California, but I am looking for an avocado tree that will also work in Zone 8, in case we have an unusually hard winter. My research suggests a Mexicola Grande. it is fall bearing. Is there an equally cold hardy avocado tree that bears in the spring that I can plant for pollinating help? I read that the Bacon would work, but it also bears in the fall. Any suggestions? Thank you. Jan Tache
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They will all likely give fruit in the fall. Any pollinator will work, and you are correct. That variety will be one of your best bets. Mexican Avocados are usually a little more tolerant of cooler temperatures.