Learn About The AVOCADO Fruit Tree
If it weren't for the high summer heat you could get by with white washing the trunk as you do with citrus however that alone is not an option in Florida. Your avocado should be watered on a grass schedule during the spring, summer and fall. Like citrus, avocados like to dry out a bit between watering. Avocados do not need to be pruned except where you need to control spread or height. Pruning should be done before flower set and flush of new growth.
We don't recommend fertilizing young and newly planted trees for at least the first year. Once the tree is established you can use any balanced citrus fertilizer on a yearly basis, just follow the directions on the label. Keep in mind, the rule of thumb with commercial fertilizers is less is more, so be conservative. Avocado trees prefer full sun but need protection from the western sun during the first years until they develop a strong deep root structure and dense foliage to protect the sensitive bark.
Brogdon is a cold hardy tree with purple skinned fruit that encloses a juicy, buttery flavored, yellow flesh. A late season producers the large fruit can be as much as 14 to 24 ounces in weight.
The fruit produced by the Choquette is incredibly large for an avocado, weighing approximately 20 to 40 oz. The avocados have a glossy, dark green skin and an oval shape.
The Day avocado is by far the easiest avocado to fruit in a pot. Plants will fruit at about 3 feet in height and will produce a medium-sized tapered-neck avocado that is easy to peel and has a delicious, buttery sweet taste.
HASS is a Mexican type avocado, and it is the number one commercial variety in California. It is renowned for is rich nutty flavor and high oil content. A single fruit weighing only a half a pound
A relative of the Choquette and similar in shape and size, the Hall avocado has nuttier, drier and thicker flesh, though still juicy and fruity.
Lila similar to Opal is an early season avocado and weighs 6–12 ounces. The skin color is green and is a little thicker than the Brazos Belle, but not as thick as our usual Florida varieties. The fruit has a good flavor.
Very rare and hard to find variety! Marco's Pumpkin Avocado - Green, Large, Round, Pumpkin shaped Fruit 30-40 oz. Good Cream flavor. It is so unique in its shape.
Mexicola Avocado is an excellent quality, frost hardy variety producing Mexican type fruit to 6 to 12 ounces with thin black skin.The compact tree is perfect for backyard use, doing well in full sun or light shade.
Monroe is a superb cold hardy variety that is a commercial favorite in Florida and throughout Tropical America. The fruit is large, abundant, and of excellent eating quality.
Nishikawa variety of Avocado is originated in Hawaii. Oval fruit is somewhat resemble Hass variety of avocado, but larger. Has very high oil content.
Oro Negro means black gold in Spanish, which is an incredibly appropriate name for this fruit.The flesh is rich and buttery with a creamy texture that is sure not to disappoint.
The Simmonds is South Florida’s most popular early season avocado. Good production, exceptional trade acceptance, and superb eating quality make it an excellent choice for the home garden or grove.
The tree produces nubby, black-skinned fruit prized for its taste and loved by grocers for its long shelf life. It is renowned for is rich nutty flavor and high oil content. A single fruit can weigh over a pound
Small, dark skinned fruit with rich, nutty flavor.Grows to about 40 feet in about 25 years. The compact tree is perfect for backyard use, doing well in full sun or light shade.
Valued for its dark-green fruit, the Wurtz avocado tree will provide your home with an abundance of fresh avocados while enhancing the landscape with its evergreen foliage