The best avocado plant for South Florida is a scab-resistant variety, according to the University of Florida Extension. There are more than 56 varieties of avocados that grow in Florida, and all grow equally well. Choose your plant based on which group you prefer (West Indian, Guatemalan or Mexican) and when you prefer to harvest your fruit (early, mid-season or late).
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