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Climate needed to grow Avocado tree

Avocado    Iran, Borazjan

l'd like to know if I can grow an Avocado tree in our region (Iran 'Busheh' Borazjan) with summer middle temperatures of 35-46 Celsius and warm winds. It needs to be said that our climate is so good for growing date palm and but not for bananas and coconut palm.
Thanks a lot.


Posted by: solar (1 point) solar
Posted: January 18, 2016




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Avocado is a subtropical tree and grows very well in semihumid climate. The ideal temperature should be between 16 to 26 Celsius. The trees are very sensitive to frost and high wind. They grow in all type soil with pH ranging from 6 to 7 except it should be well drained.

Please find the attached screen shot showing the ideal conditions to grow avocado.
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en...

Considering your region (Bushehr, Borazjan, Iran) where the peak summer temperature reaches around 35 to 45 Celsius and winter temperature around 16 Celsius. Generally the climate is hot and dry. So the warm wind effects the flowers and reduce pollination.

And also soil in Busheh is saline which is detrimental to avocado.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (13 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: January 18, 2016


solar commented,
Hello dear,
Our region is borazjan and far from the sea, also the soil of the region is not saline and doesnt need draining. While the time of pollination (from mid winter till first times of spring) the weather is nice (between 17 to 25’C). My concerning is on high sunlight in summer. I’d like to know if it’s leafs will be Withered and dammaged or not. Can I grow it in this condition with compensating with watering or artificial shde? Can I grow it in a big pot with moving in high heat or super sunlight? However In north regions of our country (Iran) with summer temperatures of 35’C the Avocado grows and fruits(but the air humidity is around 70% ). Finally it should be said that the climate in summer in this region is sometimes so Sultry and sometimes dry. Can I make a shelter for it? In the shown screen The absolute heat(temperature) was written 45'C. Therefore is it promising for me to plant it? (It is worth mentioning that plants like cotton grows in our region) I want the whole question s answer please.
THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELPS
BEST REGARDS

over 5 years ago.

Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
Thanks for your clarification. I believe in peak summer, high sunlight may cause sun scald and other undesirable disorders. To avoid this you can grow avocado in partial shade but need to remember that it need 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Also to avoid dry air you can grow avocados in containers/pots and move them inside, but it grows very big within three years.
You can try growing it in your home garden both under shade and in pots. As I said both have there limitations and involve lot of efforts.
Good soil drainage is must because avocado tree cannot tolerate wet soil.

over 5 years ago.

solar commented,
Thanks a lot for your description.
over 5 years ago.



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