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Avocado

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant avocado.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Avocado 3a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 3b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 4a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 4b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 5a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 5b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 6a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 6b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 7a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 7b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 8a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 8b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Avocado 9a Not recommended Not recommended After March 1 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household
Avocado 9b Not recommended Not recommended After March 1 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household
Avocado 10a Not recommended Not recommended After Feb. 15 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household
Avocado 10b Not recommended Not recommended After Feb. 15 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household
Avocado 11a Not recommended Not recommended year-round 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household
Avocado 11b Not recommended Not recommended year-round 25-35 feet (depending on variety) 1 per household

* Avocados grow in Zones 9-11; consult the plant tag or your local Extension office before purchasing to ensure it will work for your area. You may have read that you can grow an avocado from a pit, which you can technically do — if you want to wait a decade or more.