Avocado Trees

Avocado Trees Buyer's Guide

Imagine fresh, creamy homegrown avocados, right from your own backyard! These beautiful evergreen trees are a gorgeous addition to your landscape while producing delicious food for your table. The creamy inner flesh is delicious on anything, from salad to homemade guacamole.

Shop cold-tolerant varieties that can be planted in the ground and are even container friendly!

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether an apple tree will be successful. Make sure the hardiness zone range of the tree you choose includes your area.

Most of our avocado trees grow well in zones 8-11. Avocado trees potted in containers can be grown in cooler regions if you have a greenhouse, sunroom, or any sunny place indoors that you can move them to when winter arrives.

Proper Pollination

Avocado trees are self-pollinating, meaning they don’t require another variety in order to produce fruit. However, having a Type A and Type B avocado tree more than doubles the chance of successful pollination and fruit set.
Avocado trees flower in a manner known as synchronous dichogamy, meaning bloom time for male and female flowers is distinct. Type A avocado female flower parts open at the same time as Type B male flower parts, and vice versa.
If avocado trees that are grown in containers bloom while inside, be sure to hand pollinate for greatest success.

Planting and Growing

Avocado trees are dense, evergreen trees that grow fast in tropical climates. These trees are remarkable in their ability to thrive under a broad range of environmental conditions. Avocado trees prefer mild temperatures, good draining soil, humidity, and 6 hours of sun.

To easily calculate how far apart you should plant your trees, look for your variety’s mature height. For example, if a Super Hass’ mature height can reach up to 25’ tall, it is recommended to plant other trees 25’ away.
When growing in a container, make sure the soil completely dries out before watering again deeply. These trees have shallow roots, so be sure to choose a container that is just as wide as it is tall. Good drainage is key.

Avocados ripen in fall, typically from August through October depending on the variety.

There’s nothing more delicious than a fresh, homegrown avocado from your own backyard!

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