Want to grow your own avocados? Shop our Oro Negro, or “black gold” avocados to enjoy their large, dark fruit and rich, creamy flavor.
Oro Negro avocados or “black gold” avocados originated in South Florida. Their name implies a rare variety of avocados very sought after thanks to their large fruit size and delicious taste. They are black and have a rich, creamy flavor with high healthy oil content.
Oro Negro avocado plants typically fruit from November to January. The avocados are oval-shaped and can reach up to two pounds. With a cold tolerance down to 30 degrees, USDA Zones 9–11 are best suited for the plant, although it requires full sun for healthy growth.
Despite the large fruit size, Oro Negro avocado plants are pretty small and grow four to six feet tall, so you can easily grow them indoors, on your patio, or in your backyard as long as they get enough sunlight. They have a pretty high cold tolerance and can be grown in any sunny area with temperatures that remain above 30 degrees.
They can be planted at any time of the year and do not require much feeding during the growing season. In fact, once the fruit matures, the plant does not need to be fertilized at all.