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Persea americana, Persea gratissima, Avocado, Alligator Pear, Aguacate, Abacate

Persea americana, Persea gratissima

Avocado, Alligator Pear, Aguacate, Abacate
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Southern Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The avocado is a dense, evergreen tree. It is fast growing and can with age reach 80 feet, although usually less, and generally branches to form a broad tree. Some cultivars are columnar, others selected for nearly prostrate form. Growth is in frequent flushes during warm weather in southern regions with only one long flush per year in cooler areas. Grafted plants normally produce fruit within one to two years compared to 8 - 20 years for seedlings. West Indian type avocados produce smooth round, glossy green fruits that are low in oil and weigh up to 2 pounds. Guatemalan types produce medium ovoid or pear-shaped, pebbled green fruits that turn blackish-green when ripe. The fruit of Mexican varieties are small (6 - 10 ounces) with paper-thin skins that turn glossy green or black when ripe. The flesh of avocados is deep green near the skin, becoming yellowish nearer the single large, inedible ovoid seed. The flesh is hard when harvested but softens to a buttery texture.

The Avocado fruit is an important food in South America and is nutritious with high levels of mainly unsaturated oils, minerals, vitamins and reasonable levels of protein. Clinical studies have shown that avocado oil can reduce blood cholesterol.

The name 'Avocado' originates from the Aztec name ahuacacuauhitl meaning testicle tree! Avocado trees produce thousands of flowers and only about one in 5000 sets fruit.

The Avocado is remarkable in its ability to thrive under a broad range of environmental conditions. It needs water and no frost and prefers good drainage, sun, and dry air.

See avocado varieties chart.


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Avocado tree Bacon, Grafted (Persea americana)

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Avocado tree Bernecker, Grafted (Persea americana)

Bernecker is West Indian variety. Fruit is ellipsoid-spheroid;...  more

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Avocado tree Beta, Grafted (Persea americana)

'BETA' is the workhorse of mid-season avocados. The...  more

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Avocado tree Black Prince, Grafted (Persea americana)

Black Prince fruit is ellipsoid elongated, medium...  more

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Avocado tree Brazos Belle, Grafted (Persea americana)

Brazos Belle. Very cold hardy variety. Produces medium-large,...  more

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Avocado tree Brogdon, Grafted (Persea americana)

Brogdon has red-purple colored pear-shaped fruit....  more

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Avocado tree Brogdon, Large size, Grafted (Persea americana)

Brogdon has red-purple colored pear-shaped fruit....  more
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Avocado tree Catalina, Grafted (Persea americana)

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Avocado tree Catalina, Large size, Grafted (Persea americana)

The Story says: "Catalina is an amazing avocado floated...  more
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Avocado tree Choquette, Grafted (Persea americana)

Choquette is a late season favorite Florida avocado...  more

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Avocado tree Day, Grafted (Persea americana)

Day avocado is green, smooth skin and is shaped like...  more

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Avocado tree Doni, Grafted (Persea americana)

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Avocado tree Doni, Large size, Grafted (Persea americana)

Avocado Doni. A large tree with with smooth green...  more
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Avocado tree Fantastic, Grafted (Persea americana)

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Avocado tree Fantastic, Large size, Grafted (Persea americana)

Fantastic. Very cold hardy variety, supposedly the...  more
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Avocado tree Florida Hass (Haas), Grafted (Persea americana)

The Hass (Haas) avocado is dark-colored with a rough...  more

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Avocado tree Fuerte (Dwarf), Grafted (Persea americana)

Avocado Fuerte, a dwarf and a very cold hardy variety....  more

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Avocado tree Hall, Grafted (Persea americana)

Avocado, best grafted varieties. Fruiting size. HALL is a tasty pear shaped fruit, and the tree exhibits excellent tolerance to the cold.
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Avocado tree Hialeah Red, Grafted (Persea americana)

This rare variety was originally selected by Pablo...  more

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Avocado tree Joey, Grafted (Persea americana)

Joey. Very cold hardy variety. Selected by Joey Ricers...  more

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Avocado tree Kampong (Sushi Avocado), Grafted (Persea americana)

This is a late fruit that has been around for a while,...  more

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Avocado tree Lila, Grafted (Persea americana)

Lila. Very cold hardy variety. Produces medium size,...  more

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Avocado tree Lila, Large size, Grafted (Persea americana)

Lila. Very cold hardy variety. Produces medium size,...  more
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Avocado tree Lula, Grafted (Persea americana)

Happy Value Selections. Variety Lula is renowned for its ability to endure harsh winters, and for its exceptionally long harvesting period. More frost resistant than most, successful in Central and South Florida where it is a formerly the leading commercial cultivar. An exceptional choice for homeowners around Orlando and Central Florida. The fruit is pear-shaped, sometimes with a neck, medium-large, the skin almost smooth. Flesh is pale to greenish-yellow. The Oil content 12-16%. Seed is large, tight. Production season is medium-late (November-December). The tree grows tall, bears early and heavily. This variety was originated from seed from a parent tree planted in 1915 by Mrs. Lula Cellon at Miami, Florida.
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Avocado tree Marcus Pumpkin, Grafted (Persea americana)

Happy Value Selections. Very rare and hard to find variety! Marcus Pumpkin Avocado - Green, Large, and Round. It is so unique in its shape: it has a pumpkin shaped fruit 30-40 oz, fruiting time October through November. Very good creamy flavor. It is hard to eat the whole one at once because of its size!

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