The Monroe Avocado is one of the most popular commercial varieties grown in both Florida and South America. The large friuts are high eating quality and the trees grow abundant crops. Monroe Avocados produce mature one to two pound fruits from November through January and a newly planted grafted tree can begin to make fruit within two years. The trees are cold hardy and can take low temperatures down to 25ºF. Monroe Avocados do best when growing in the ground in Zones 9 to 11, or in containers within Zones 4 to 11.
Monroe Avocados have slightly bumpy, deep green, shiny skin and the flesh is smooth, fiberless, and has a nutty mellow taste. These trees grow 20 to 25 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. Potted Monroe Avocado Trees will stay smaller, and usually only grow to about 8 feet tall and as wide. Monroe Avocado Trees are moderate growers and they can be easily maintained at manageable sizes with yearly prunning. One Monroe Avocado Tree will produce fruit in most locations, and additional Avocado Trees can be added to increase fruit production. Plant a Monroe Avocado Tree in the edible landscape and pick your own tasty and nutritios Avocados at home.