Judy in Ags
Mar 1, 2008, 8:44 AM
Post #6 of 6
The pastor of our church lives in the Picacho area (on the way up the mountain). He's planted hundreds of trees, but hasn't had success with tropical trees there either, although I don't think it usually gets quite as cold as here. I don't see any avocado trees even in town. If trees is the most important thing to you, then the location close to Heroes de Nacozari which is in a very populated area and thus holds the heat better, would be best. Actually, we live less than 10 minutes from there--just south of Nissan.
Yes, our trees were planted very young and we did try protecting them with plastic, but that didn't do much. As I said, trees that do well back in the "old country" in the Midwest, do well here. but we have peach, nectarine, pear, apple, cherry, pecan, mulberry, apricot. Ours are just beginning to produce, but if we had been able to water them more consistently, they would be much farther advanced. By next dry season, we will have our irrigation system finished and watering won't be so much work.
Best wishes in your pursuit of the right place. I feel confident that you will love Ags.
I tried sending this as a private reply, but it never showed up in my messages list, so I don't know if you received it that way. Hence, I'm posting it here also.