Simmonds Avocado Tree

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About the Simmonds Avocado Tree

With its impeccable fruit, modest size, and dependable yield, the Simmonds Avocado Tree is a top choice for home gardeners. This avocado tree brings beauty to your yard with its stylish look – glossy leaves and a neat shape that fits anywhere. Not too big, reaching 20-25 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide, it loves soaking up the sun.

These avocados, around 16-30 ounces each, have smooth, green skin that’s like a hint of the deliciousness inside. Slice one open to find creamy, yellow flesh that’s just perfect – not too oily, not too nutty. And the taste? Rich, smooth, and so satisfying. They ripen from July to September, enjoy fresh guacamole for months!

The Simmonds Avocado Tree has a storied heritage that dates to 1908 when it sprouted from a Pollock seed in Washington D.C. The United States Department of Agriculture recognized its potential and sent it back to Miami in 1913, where it flourished and bore fruit for the first time. By 1923, it was aptly named after Edward Simmonds, a visionary behind the USDA’s Plant Introduction program.

How to Grow the Simmonds Avocado Tree

Avocado trees are dense, evergreen trees that grow fast in tropical climates. ‘Simmonds’ is south Florida’s most popular early season avocado. They prefer mild temperatures, good draining soil, humidity, and 6 hours of sun.

With its incredible cold hardiness down to 35°F, this Persea Americana variety thrives where others won’t, providing you with an opportunity to indulge in the rich flavor and healthy goodness of avocados. Even if space is limited, the Simmonds Avocado can thrive in containers, gracing your space with both beauty and bounty.

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. Simmonds is a type A.

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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 Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 25 - 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 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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