Beautiful evergreen subtropical trees have lush dark green foliage and bear fruit over a long season. With different varieties fruit can be harvested year round. Vigorous trees can grow into large specimens (30-40 ft) or can be kept small through pruning. They also grow well in contain... (continued below)
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Avocados (Persea drymifolia)
Avocado (Persea drymifolia)
Available spring 2007
Beautiful evergreen subtropical trees have lush dark green foliage and bear fruit over a long season. With different varieties fruit can be harvested year round. Vigorous trees can grow into large specimens (30-40 ft) or can be kept small through pruning. They also grow well in containers. Fruits are nutritious and delectable. Trees need well drained soil and are hardy to 18 "30 degrees depending on the variety. Partially self-fertile, they fruit best when both a pollination type "A" and a type "B" are planted. Zones 9-10
Small elongated fruit of good quality ripens September through November in California. Large, symmetrical tree, is very cold and wind resistant. Also one of the more root rot resistant varieties, it makes an excellent rootstock for other varieties.
Fantastic is considered the most cold hardy Mexican avocado of all and said to have survived temperatures below 10F. Large fruit has delicious flavor, creamy texture and green paper thin skin that can be eaten without peeling. Vigorous growing and beautif
A natural Mexican X Guatamalan hybrid from Atlixco, Mexico, it was introduced into California in 1911. Once the most widely grown commercial variety, it makes a large spreading tree that is hardy down to 28 degrees. Heavily productive, though sometimes bi
Originating in 1905, it is one of California’s oldest varieties. The small, compact tree is cold hardy, fitting well into the smaller landscape. Good quality small fruit has an 18% oil content and ripens Oct. to Dec.
Guatemalan variety is currently the standard of the industry. Medium to large fruits have very dark pebbly skin and excellent rich flavor. Ripens spring into fall. Tree is not as hardy as Mexican types, damaged by temperatures below 30 degrees. Type "A
Mexican variety is considered very hardy, down to 24 degrees. Heavy bearing of excellent small to medium size green fruit, they ripen from September through January. Medium size upright tree is a type B pollinator.
Heavy production of excellent flavored purplish-black medium size, egg shaped fruits that weigh 6 to 10 ounces and have thin skin. Cold hardy variety can survived temperatures down to 17 degrees when mature. Introduced by Joey Ricers from Uvalde, TX
Another cold hardy Mexican avocado from Uvalde, Texas, mature trees have withstood 14 degree temperatures. Lila has rich flavored, green skinned fruit that ripens early season from July through October, depending on location. Tree grows 10 to 15 feet tall
Cold hardy (to 18 degrees) Mexican variety." Small dark purple fruits have an outstanding nutty flavor and ripen late summer into fall. Heavy producing compact tree does well inland and on the coast. Type "A" flower.
Cold hardy (to 18 degrees ) Mexican variety has high quality rich nutty flavor and purple black skin. Fruits are 20% larger than Mexicola." Large spreading tree." Produces heavily both in coastal and inland areas. Type "A".
This Mexican variety originated in Ojai CA in 1912. One of the hardiest varieties, rated down to 23 degrees. Beautiful, medium size fruits are considered somewhat mediocre of quality. Main use is for seed to grow hardy rootstocks.
Also referred to as "Little Cado" or "Dwarf"- Dwarf tree only grows 8-10ft tall." A consistent summer bearer of good quality, green skinned fruit." Frost tender trees are only hardy down to 32 degrees." Small tree i