Want to enjoy one of the largest avocado varieties? Then Consider the massive Marcus Pumpkin Avocado and buy a large, fruit-producing tree today.
The Marcus Pumpkin is a rare non-GMO heirloom variety of delicious tasting avocados originated from Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies. It’s currently grown in Florida as one of the largest types of avocados, with a weight that can reach up to 3 lbs. Most people recognize it by its huge size and pumpkin-like shape. In fact, the seed can be as big as a Hass avocado.
Marcus Pumpkin Avocados, which have a high cold tolerance, are best suited to USDA Zones 9–11 and require full sun. These avocado trees are great shade trees, as they can reach up to 30 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide. They look majestic and can really enhance your garden once fully grown.
You can plant these trees at any time of the year. They need to be fertilized four times annually with a well-balanced avocado fertilizer. They bear fruit between October 15th and November 30th. The fruit tastes sweet, with a creamy texture and a lower oil content than more common types of avocados.