How can I plant an avocado tree in Kentucky?

by Theresa

I am starting to grow an avocado plant in the house. Can I put it outside?

  4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 09, 2018

    Only in the heat of summer. Need a more tropical weather zone. KY is a zone 6, they grow in zone 9 , Florida, Mexico.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 09, 2018

    It is a little too on the cool side where you are located. I am wondering if a cold frame would do the trick for you?

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    • Mogie Mogie on Nov 09, 2018

      I would love to see how that turns out. Good luck with the greenhouse.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 09, 2018

    Grow it in a pot and take it outside when it is warm enough for its liking and take it back in the house when it starts to cool down at night. It will like the heat of summer but not the really cool temps. Once it gets into bigger pots, make yourself a caster plant stand with plywood, painted, stained or natural, coat it with marine poly to withstand any weather. Put four sturdy castors, with the metal plates (the plastic casters break with weight way below what they are stated for, mine broke the first time I moved a plant), and you can easily get the plant from place to place. I do this with all my larger pots, it is the only way to move them without breaking your back.

    • Theresa Theresa on Nov 09, 2018

      I have such a planter and will try to incorporate several ideas. Thanks for the help.

  • Jennifer Conley Jennifer Conley on May 04, 2020

    Great tip.