If I take a typical plant (such as e.g. a rosemary plant or an avocado sapling) across the equator from Florida to Brazil and back every year, so that the plant experiences Spring in both places, will the plant experience two growing seasons? Or is there some genetic wiring in the plant to prevent this?

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    $\begingroup$ Is this a theoretical question? Because if you live in Florida, you would probably know that you can have already two growing seasons there. $\endgroup$
    – benn
    Jul 19, 2021 at 15:02
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    $\begingroup$ I mean, please ask what you really want to do, instead of describing a hypothetical situation (in places where you don't live). Just ask, I have this plant, I live here and there, how can I do this or that with it? You'll probably get a better answer than for this question, don't you think? $\endgroup$
    – benn
    Jul 19, 2021 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because this is an hypothetical question, while this community wants actual problems (see tour). Or it would be better placed on stack exchange biology, since it is theoretical and has nothing to do with real gardening. $\endgroup$
    – benn
    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:32
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    $\begingroup$ @dandavis: Plants take cues from the environment, so they might need a certain amount of cold, or other cues, before breaking dormancy. This is something that you might expect to evolve in order to avoid the effects of an early cold snap in the fall. In fact, many plants do require a certain number of "chill hours". See e.g. ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=16468 $\endgroup$
    – jamesqf
    Jul 21, 2021 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ I think you'll find there's no "typical" plant. $\endgroup$
    – Armand
    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:25


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