Joey Avocado Tree

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

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The Joey Avocado was first discovered and propagated by Joey Ricers in Uvalde, Texas. This Mexican Avocado Tree grows egg-shaped small to medium sized fruits that have purple-black, slightly bumpy skin. The flesh is bright yellow to yellow-green when ripe, and has a pleasing, nutty flavor.

Joey Avocado Trees are cold hardy down to 15 degrees F. They can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11. The Joey Avocado Tree has an upright growth habit, deep green foliage, and is considered a heavy producer.

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    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, Joey Avocado, recovered very well and we followed best practices for acclimating our new addition. The tree is taller than expected, which I appreciate, though the stem is smaller and less perfect than the Fantastic we ordered. Our experience is excellent, so far, and we have already ordered a couple more Cold Hardy Avocado varieties from Citrus.com. Thank you.

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    Daniel Hogue (verified owner)

    Never order a plant in the mail before . Turns out I was worried about it for no reason. It came packaged very well and after a couple days it pirked right up and has been happy ever since. Thanks guys!

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    Elizabeth Weaver (verified owner)

    Everything was great. tree was a gift, it arrived on time. No hassles. Just AWESOME

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    floridagwen (verified owner)

    I ordered two Joey Avocado trees.. they came fed ex and separate.. first one showed up upside down and bent badly.. second one showed up on its side totally smashed and broken tree.. I emailed customer service on how to save the trees.. and they replaced BOTH of them with fast service and a carrier that CAN READ: Fragile, THIS END UP. The replacements were perfect!! These guys ROCK. I will Definatly be ordering from this company again and sharing my experience with fellow gardeners. Thanks Citrus!! <3

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  5. SUSAN (verified owner)

    Excellent, would not hesitate to purchase from this company again.

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  6. Joey T. (verified owner)

    Tree came earlier than expected and was also larger than expected. The Joey avocado tree is healthy and is putting on new growth. Already purchased another tree only thing that sucks is We can’t purchase citrus from them since they are in a different state.
    Thanks for the wonderful tree keep up the good work. Will buy again

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  7. Timothy H. (verified owner)

    Our original trees we ordered came in badly damaged from the shipper. I notified Citrus.com of the damaged trees and they sent replacements shortly after. Thank you for your dedication to providing great products!

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  8. Sandy C. (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy little tree!

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Avocado Tree Care

Joey Avocado Trees prefer to be planted on raised mounds with water-retaining berms in well-drained, organically-rich soil. They do best with full sun in locations that have good airflow and, ideally, dry air. They will not tolerate standing water at their base or roots, but the Joey Avocado tree will benefit from deep, rich mulch. Shredded tree bark, grass clippings, and raked leaves are all suitable mulching materials.

Once your Joey Avocado Tree is established and has begun to grow new flushes of foliage, you can fertilize with fruit tree fertilizer formulated for Avocado Trees. Many appropriate fertilizers are designated to feed citrus, mangoes, and avocados. Follow the fertilizer directions for amounts and frequencies based on tree size. Always water new fertilizer in fully.

Fruit & Harvesting

Joey Avocados bloom and set fruit in spring, and the fruit will begin to mature and be ready to harvest from August through October. The fruit is ready when it has turned dark purple to black, and will soften to an eating consistency once picked. Some individual fruit will soften, even if the skin has some remaining streaks of green when picked. The key factor is time on the tree, rather than a strict color requirement.

The fruit of the Joey Avocado Tree has a high ratio of edible pulp-to-seed matter. The seeds release easily when cutting, and the flesh has a nutty flavor with a smooth, buttery texture.

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Advice

Avocado Trees, such as the Joey Avocado do not, strictly speaking, bloom male and female flowers in the traditional sense. Instead, Avocado Trees bloom flowers known as Type-A and Type-B, and designated as such according to when they release and receive pollen. If you live in an area where many other Avocado Trees are growing, then a solo Avocado Tree is likely to produce a healthy crop of fruit. If you are unsure, planting more than one Avocado Tree can help increase yields.

 

FAQs

Can I grow an Avocado Tree from a seed?

Growing an Avocado Tree from its large seed is indeed possible. However, the quality of the fruit could be drastically different from the parent fruit. A seed-grown Avocado tree could produce fruit that is bland, watery, or riddled with coarse, twig-like fibers. Since the time for a seed-grown Avocado Tree to produce fruit of an unknown quality can be as long as 7 to 15 years, it is highly recommended that you purchase a grafted Avocado Tree that will produce quality fruit in far shorter time.

Is the Joey Avocado Tree cold hardy?

Yes. The Joey Avocado Tree can grow in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11. The tree or leaves may sustain damage at temperatures below 26 degrees F. But individual trees have been known to survive short duration temperatures as low as 15 degrees.

What is the best way to harvest an Avocado Tree?

Avocados within arm’s reach can be easily picked by hand with a twisting motion. Fruit that is higher and out of reach can be picked using a ladder, or with a picking device. One such device is a metal basket with hooks on the end of a pole used to pick and catch high Avocados. A similar Avocado picking device uses a pole that holds a canvas or fabric bag positioned under a sharp “V” shaped blade used to cut the stem just above the fruit.

How big will my Joey Avocado Tree get?

A mature Joey Avocado Tree can reach a height of 25 feet, and a width of 20 feet. The trees grow upright, and produce more vertical than horizontal branches. You can prune an Avocado Tree to keep it at a manageable size, but they do grow quickly compared to other fruit trees.