Avocado trees are in stock now! We’re very happy to introduce ‘Joey,’ ‘Lila,’ and ‘Poncho.’ All are variants of the Mexican Avocado, with fruits about 6 to 8 ounces in size. Mature trees are 15’ to 20’ tall and as wide, so allow plenty of space. Avocados perform best with a partner for cross-pollination, so allow room for two (or get a tree for your neighbor). Provide a western or south western exposure to provide radiant heat in the colder months. In winter, mulch trees above the graft union on the trunk; mulch should be cleared away once danger of freeze is past. Trees should be covered once temperatures reach the 20s. Since the trunks are susceptible to sun scald, you’ll want to wrap the exposed portion of the trunks during summer months to avoid damage.
Plant Avocados in a hole as deep as the root ball and double the width in native soil. No need to amend the soil. It’s important to acclimate trees to our soils as quickly as possible. Remember when planting you’ll want to deeply water the newly installed tree, and monitor its water needs throughout the first year. A tree gator is perfect to keep it consistently watered for it's first summer. Give it root stimulator such as Superthrive at time of planting, and once each month for the first 12 months. After the first year, fertilize spring, summer, and fall with Espoma Citrus-tone to keep them healthy.