The Avocado tree is a beautiful evergreen tree that can find a home in most landscapes. A fast grower, this tree will be quick to provide shade while also producing abundant fruit. The avocado itself is one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat. It contains more potassium than bananas, vitamins A,C,E, and K and is rich in monounsaturated fats. In fact, many studies suggest that eating more avocados can decrease cholesterol levels. This tree is definitely both beautiful and functional.
|Name||perseo americana, Alligator Pear|
|Fruit||Orange Chrome to Flame Scarlet|
|Light Needs||Full Sun|
|Cold Hardiness||hardy to about twenty four degrees|
The scientific name is and, besides avocado, is also referred to as an . It offers in the early spring followed by abundant fruit. This tree will prefer full sun and a good water supply but definitely wants a good well drained loamy soil. Your soil Ph should be between six and seven. Depending on the variety, avocado trees can be and do best in zones nine, ten, and eleven. Of course, all of our varieties are specially selected to perform well in the greater Tampa area.
Your avocado tree will want to be planted in a nice loamy soil that drains well. It doesn’t require any particularly special care other than basic watering and fertilization needs. Feed your new tree with a good fertilizer formulated for young trees every few months for at least the first year. This tree will get large so provide plenty of space for it. A mature avocado tree is definitely a tough tree while younger trees, less than 6 years old, should be protected from frost for best results.
As with all of our nursery stock, our avocado trees come from only the finest and most elite growers. They feature high quality grafts, regular inspections, and registrations. It is our attention to these details that ensure you the best success with any of the materials you purchase from Keep It Green. Come in today and peruse our excellent selection of avocado and other fruit trees and pick out the perfect one for your yard. It will be our pleasure to help you load it into your vehicle.