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Persea americana

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Reed has large, round, ‘cannon-ball’ shaped fruit.  Fruit has smooth textured flesh of nutty flavour and smooth thick-skin. Fruit ripens between February-April. Tree has erect habit and is salt tolerant. 

NOTE:  Waimea Nurseries is no longer supplying avocado trees. 

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General Avocado tree information:

Avocado trees will start to produce fruit between its thrid to fifth year.

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.

General Care:

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.

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