Fuerte Avocado Tree

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Known scientifically as Persea americana ‘Fuerte,’ this tree is cherished by gardeners for its rich history and consistent performance. It combines beauty with bountiful harvests, making it a delightful addition to any outdoor space.

The medium to large fruit, weighing 10-12 ounces, has smooth, green skin that remains green when ripe. Its creamy, buttery flesh has a rich, nutty flavor, ideal for salads, sandwiches, guacamole, and smoothies. Producing abundant crops from November through June, the Fuerte Avocado tree ensures a steady supply of delicious avocados during cooler months, making it a favorite among home gardeners.

As a TYPE B avocado, the Fuerte pairs well with TYPE A varieties like Hass or Carmen Hass, enhancing cross-pollination and fruit yield. It is one of the most cold-tolerant avocados, withstanding temperatures as low as 26°F, suitable for a range of climates, though less productive near the coast.

Reaching 20-30 feet in height and about 15 feet in width, the Fuerte Avocado tree provides ample shade with its large, spreading canopy and glossy, tropical leaves. It thrives in well-drained soil, requires moderate watering, and needs occasional pruning to maintain its shape and encourage healthy growth.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 20 - 30' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 9 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow avocado trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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