Lula Avocado Tree

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About the Lula Avocado Tree

The Lula Avocado stands as an exceptional cultivar, yielding medium-sized fruits ranging from 8 to 18 ounces each. These pear-shaped delights have glossy green skin, and rich, creamy flesh. Praised for their exquisite flavor profile, Lula Avocados are considered of fine quality, with a nutty taste similar to Hass Avocado, yet smoother. The medium-sized fruits are great for fresh eating and are smooth with a high enough oil content to make creamy guacamole!

This remarkable variety, believed to be a fusion of Mexican and Guatemalan Avocados, traces its roots to Florida, where it achieved widespread recognition and cultivation during the early 1900s. Popular for excellent flavor, prolonged harvest window and exceptional tolerance to cold temperatures.

How to Grow the Lula Avocado Tree

Avocado trees are dense, evergreen trees that grow fast in tropical climates. These evergreen trees are remarkable in their ability to thrive under a broad range of environmental conditions. Lula is renowned for its ability to endure harsh winters and can even be grown in containers in warmer climates. Avocado trees typically prefer mild temperatures, good draining soil, humidity, and 6 hours of sun.

When planted in the ground, the Lula Avocado Tree can reach a mature size of about 25-30 feet tall and can be kept even smaller by pruning. 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.

Avocado trees are self-pollinating and you’ll get a nice harvest with just one tree. They don’t require another variety in order to produce fruit. However, having a Type A and Type B avocado tree increases the chance of successful pollination and fruit set. Lula is a type A.

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 8 - 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 is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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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