Can you grow Avocados in India?

Avocado, though not in abundance, are available in tier 1 and 2 cities in India. Either, the produce is imported, or locally grown in South India. In case of the former, it is usually the Hass variety, while for the latter, it’s a low quality indigenous avocado grown from seedling, that barely resembles its modern day cousin. 

According to the established literature, the fruit ideally grows best in tropical and sub tropical climates where temperature ranges between minimum 3 to maximum 32 degree Celsius. 

But that hasn’t stopped Israeli growers to develop rootstocks and cultivars that can withstand high temperatures and heat. The temperature in some places like central Arava region there are as high as my home town, Bhopal and they are cultivating Avocados there.

I am willing to bet, that I can grow it here. The potential of the pay off it can give, is worth the risk, in my opinion. 

Thank you for reading.
Harshit Godha
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