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Hass is the most commonly grown avocado variety in the world. Fruit has high oil content and a very nutty, rich taste. Flesh has smooth texture and thick skin casing. Fruit ripening between October-May in Bay of Plenty and August to March in Northland. Has spreading and open habit of medium height.
NOTE: Waimea Nurseries is no longer supplying avocado trees.
General Avocado tree information:
Avocado trees will start to produce fruit between its thrid to fifth year.ÃÂ
Ripe fruit is between 9-12 months old.
When picking avocados, pick when fruit is dark green in colour and gives under slight pressure. Best place to test is by the stalk.
Avocado trees need to be planted in warm climates, like Bay of Plenty, Northland and Whagarei.
Plant in deep, well drained fertile soil. Avocados have tap roots that spread in their old age. Can be grown in coastal areas.
Plant Avocado trees approximatly 5 meters apart.
Water Avocados well during early planting stages, long dry periods and when fruit is developing.
Mow grass around trees so there is no competing blossoms.
Zutano. Tolerant of soils high in salt and lime.