The avocado is produced in many areas of the world, and in the US, it is grown in California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Texas. Properly planting an avocado tree is one of the most important steps in successfully establishing and growing a strong, productive tree. The first step is to choose a healthy nursery tree. Commonly, nursery avocado trees are grown in 3 gallon containers and these trees stand 2 to 4 ft from the soil media. Large trees in smaller containers should be avoided. Inspect the tree for insect pests and diseases and inspect the trunk of the tree for wounds and constrictions. Select a healthy tree and water it regularly in preparation for planting in the ground.
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Brogdon Avocado Tree
Small-medium tree; pear shaped, red-purple color; thin, pebbled skin; large seed; very cold-hardy; low productivity; will work for central FL.
Choquette Avocado Tree
Medium size, spreading, shade tree; large, oval fruit; fruit is dark green & glossy; smooth, leathery, paper-thin skin; moderately cold-hardy; healthy.
Day Avocado Tree
Slender tree with club shaped fruit and smooth green skin; flesh is a buttery texture & has a nutty flavor; very cold tolerant; easy to peel, heavy produce.
Fantastic Avocado Tree
Vigorous growing, beautiful tree; green, paper thin, edible skin; delicious, creamy texture; very cold hardy; high oil content.
Florida Haas Avocado
Medium size; sheds leaves in dry season; pear to oval shaped fruit; dark purple-black when ripe; rough, bumpy skin; creamy, rich, nutty flavor.
Lila Avocado Tree
Tight-growing & vigorous; medium, squatty, pear-shaped fruit; green skin; good flavor; very cold hardy down to 15 degrees (briefly), high oil content.
Lula Avocado Tree
October - December
Tall vigorous, tree (to 30 ft.); med-large pear-shaped fruit; smooth, green skin, sweet tasting yellow-green flesh; frost resistant; bears fruit early and heavily.
Mexicola Avocado Tree
Tall,spreading, & vigorous; very small 3-5 oz. pear-shaped fruit; purplish black, smooth, paper-thin skin; high-quality flesh; tolerant of heat & cold.
Pancho Avocado Tree
August-October or March-April (FL)
Medium to large-sized fruit; lime green with red blush on mid-section; creamy texture with excellent flavor; very thick, rough skin; very cold hardy.
Winter Mexican Avocado
Vigorous growing,spreading tree (up to 25 ft.); oblong to pear-shaped fruit; thick, dark green, leathery skin; very cold hardy; medium-sized seed.