Fantastic Avocado Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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Description

The Fantastic Avocado Tree is considered one of the most cold-hardy avocado trees, with some trees known to survive brief periods of temperatures as low as 10 degrees F. Other individual trees have sustained little to no damage at temperatures as low as 15 degrees. However, all avocado trees do best in climates that do not receive long periods of freezing weather.

Fantastic Avocado Trees can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11. Fantastic Avocados are a medium to large fruit, growing to about seven or eight ounces. The fruit is dark green, bumpy, and has very thin skin. Once cut, the large seed releases easily from mature fruit. The flesh is smooth and has an agreeable, nutty taste that is of high quality.

Avocado Tree Care

Although the Fantastic Avocado Tree is valued for its resistance to cold, humidity and wind can both have impacts on tree health at colder temperatures. Freezing temperatures in a humid, coastal area can cause more tree damage than the same temperatures in a drier climate. Also, younger avocado trees are more vulnerable to cold than mature avocado trees.

Avocado trees require very little water in the coldest winter months. Always plant in well-drained soil, and reduce watering when temperatures begin to drop. If you are planting your Fantastic Avocado Tree in a low-lying area, be sure to plant it on a raised mound. Perlite and sand added to soil can help increase drainage, and ensure a healthy avocado tree.

Fruit & Harvesting

Avocado trees such as the Fantastic Avocado do best in full sun. When selecting a spot to plant your avocado tree, choose a location that receives as much sun each day as possible. A Fantastic Avocado Tree that gets at least 6 hours or more per day of direct sunlight will bloom and produce a vigorous crop. Trees located in shady areas can grow fruit, but they will take longer to reach fruiting size, and the yields are likely to be far less than a tree grown in more sunlight.

A rich, well-drained soil that is free from weeds and standing water is an essential component of growing a successful avocado tree. Choose higher ground or plant on a raised mound. Reduce watering in winter, and mulch to prevent weeds or grass from growing up to the tree base.

Growing Zones

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Advice

Arbequina Olive Trees are resistant to many pests and diseases. This makes them easy to grow and care for. It also makes the Arbequina Olive Tree a good candidate for growing organically, or with minimal pest control. The Arbequina Olive Tree responds well to pruning, and can be kept at a manageable size for a small garden or if you are growing one in a pot.

Arbequina Olive Trees are semi-deciduous, so they only drop all of their leaves if the temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods of time. The Arbequina Olive Tree prefers much the same conditions as citrus or figs: warm, sunny locations with well drained soil and periods of dry soil between watering. This makes the Arbequina Olive Tree a good choice to grow among oranges and grapefruit trees.

FAQs

Can I grow a Fantastic Avocado Tree in Florida?

Yes. The Fantastic Avocado Tree can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11 and will do well in a sunny location. Remember that coastal areas that are high in humidity may require more protection for younger trees in colder months.

Does my Fantastic Avocado Tree need a pollinator?

Fantastic Avocado Trees can produce fruit as a single tree if you are in an area where many other avocado trees are grown. If you are unsure, pair your Fantastic Avocado Tree with a complimentary flower type avocado.

How cold hardy is a Fantastic Avocado Tree?

Fantastic Avocado Trees are considered one of the most cold tolerant of the Mexican Avocados. Trees have been reported to survive at temperatures as low as 10 degrees F. However, these extremes are not ideal, and if you are in an area that regularly freezes in winter, growing an avocado in a container that can be moved indoors over winter may be a good choice.

How do you eat an Avocado?

Avocados are cut, seeded, and peeled, much like a small melon. Avocados are eaten fresh alone, in salads, and can be used to make sauces, dressings, and even desserts. Creamy avocados are the main ingredient in many dips, and they are often used as an ingredient to top burgers, tacos, or seafood.

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  1. Fantastic avacodo

    Joe gray (verified owner)

    Tree came in very good condition. Lost 6 leaves, but looked like it grue about 10 fresh growing buds. Well done, I give them 5 stars

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      Thank you for the positive review. Enjoy your tree.

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  2. Andrew P. (verified owner)

    Though it has only been a few days, my first impression of my Citrus.com experience has been excellent. I placed the order on the weekend and the trees shipped early enough to reach our home in Washington State by early Thursday. The tree recovered very well and we followed best practices for acclimating our new addition. The tree is already budding in preparation of flowering and the stem, graft, and health of the tree are excellent. Above expectations.

    Note: I ordered a similar 4-5ft Fantastic from a competitor and it finally arrived after a week and would rate that tree quality, health, and experience a 2 out of 5 in comparison with the tree being a little over 3ft in height. We are concerned that they may not survive, but we have done our best to revive them.

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  3. 5 star update

    Joe g

    Recieved a couple months ago. 5 star. Tree is thriving. Full of flowers + buds. Lots of new growth, exceptionally well for winter months. Absolutely 5 star.

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