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These plants are so convenient! They look great on patios, and you just bring them in your home during the winter. You get a lifetime supply of healthy avocados that you can use for guacamole, salads, or just as a snack!


NON-GMO

Cold Hardy Avocado

Cold Hardy Delicious Avocados Without the Wait


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
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List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 2-3 ft

Ships Tomorrow
List: $119.90
Sale: $47.96
6 at  $45.56 each
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 1-2 ft

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Sale: $39.96
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Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Cold Hardy Avocado Planting Mix

Helps your Cold Hardy Avocado get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Avocado Planting Kit
Avocado Planting Kit

Our Avocado Kit allows you to easily pot up your avocado in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your avocado kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any avocado tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your avocado tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Avocado Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your avocado tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Avocado Planting Mix
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Grows in all 50 States

Able to withstand frigid temperatures as low as 18 degrees, from Green Bay to Tampa Bay, the Cold Hardy Avocado lives up to its name. This tree produces an abundant yield of fruit for more than half the year. In colder climates, just bring it inside during winter months and watch your tree continue to grow.

Plenty of Avocados to Share

Friends and family will appreciate your generosity when you share the plentiful harvest that your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree will deliver time and time again. Enjoy baskets full of beautiful avocados that grow with ease from this consistent producer. Not only are the fruit themselves bigger (up to 25% larger than other varieties), but there will be a lot more of them to go around. Aside from the sheer quantity, you'll notice the dark color, a characteristic of the fruit's health benefits which are said to far exceed that of its green cousin's.

Self Pollinating

Your Cold Hardy Avocado can produce fruit all by it's self. But each tree will produce even more if you add a second, for cross-pollination.

Superior Flavor From a Super-Food. Your Very Own Avocados Right off the Tree

You can't compare the texture or taste of a store bought green avocado to a tree ripened black avocado you'll pick from your very own tree. Whether you're making homemade guacamole or sliced avocado with lime, the bold flavor you'll enjoy from your black avocados will amaze you and encourage you to explore all the possibilities this diverse fruit has to offer. And superior taste isn't the only benefit you'll reap from your Cold Hardy Avocados. They're also good for you. That's because they're loaded with vitamins such as A, B-6, C, E, and have 60% more potassium than bananas. What's more, avocados are reported to help fight cholesterol problems because they're the only fruit with monounsaturated fat, a key ingredient necessary in maintaining proper HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. So much for an apple a day!

A Versatile Tree

Your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree can grow in a variety of ways to suit your needs and liking. For a larger tree, plant outdoors and watch it soar to heights of 20 feet or more. Or, for a shorter tree, plant in a container and you can limit growth from 5-7 feet tall. Many growers find this method optimal for moving the tree between indoors and out. Not grown for its aesthetic appeal, a single Cold Hardy Avocado tree may have more than one trunk, a trait that is helpful in carrying out the trees main purpose: producing more delicious avocados for many years to come.

Produces Fruit up to 7 Years Sooner than Seed Grown Avocado Trees...

Unfortunately many nurseries still sell seed grown trees because they are cheaper and easier to propagate. We don't grow from seed... all of our Avocado Trees are grafted from carefully selected stock. This non-GMO process is thousands of years old and is commonly used by organic orchards. Basically, we combine the root stock from a cold hardy, disease resistant variety with a mature tree, proven to make great tasting fruit. Your tree thinks it's mature and should be growing fruit... without waiting the 7 year aging cycle that seed trees go through.

Grafting insures that you get a No-Fuss tree... More Avocados earlier... And Better Tasting Fruit. Our larger sizes commonly bear fruit their very first year. Your tree is also more forgiving and easier to grow indoors or out.

Demand from new orchards and home growers has put this tree in short supply. So we recommend that you order yours today while larger sizes are still available..

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Persea americana
Form When Arrives: sparse branching
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Cold Hardy Avocado

Specific Directions for Cold Hardy Avocado

Place your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. If your tree is potted or kept indoors place it by a window that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day. Cold Hardy Avocado Trees will adapt to many different soil types, even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining.

Don't over water your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree. Avocado Trees like it when their roots are dry. In between waterings take a handful of soil, if the soil is moist don't give your tree any water. If the soil is dry and crumbly, give your tree a deep watering. Mist the leaves with a spray bottle to create a humid environment for your tree.

After a year of growth fertilize your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree four times a year with a well balanced citrus fertilizer. Leaves often drop between blooming cycles. Your Avocados won't be ready to be picked until their skin fully turns a dark purple-black color. Once you harvest your Avocados they will take between five to seven days to ripen. When they're soft to the touch they're ready to be eaten.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cold Hardy Avocado.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cold Hardy Avocado gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cold Hardy Avocado again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I bought my avocado tree about a year ago. It shipped in a hard cardboard box and was expertly positioned and protected. I removed the tree from the box and planted it in a pot, following the online directions to every point. I put the tree in a protected courtyard to acclimate, with clear poly carbonate roofing over the courtyard. The avocado tree did well until I moved it into a sunny area with full sun in the fall. The leaves which were 4x3 inches immediately burned on their edges and the emerging trunk buds dried up also. I tried a more protected area but the leaves on this 4 year old, 8 foot tree continued to burn in the sun. Now it was time to move it into a window garden area of the garage. Temperatures never get lower than 40 degrees there and there is an auto heater , as well as a small heating pad set on low under the pot. The tree overwintered well but lost almost all of its leaves. This last spring I acclimated it for one month of days in sunshine and nights in the garden window area. New growth was excellent and new limbs and leaves were in abundance. As we had a warm spring, there was no undue shocks due to weather and the tree was protected between the garage and house. Eventually in June I moved the tree into full sun and the leaves, branches and buds immediately started to burn. I changed locations with less sun and still got blackened new leaves and burnt branches. Finally read on the internet that this Mexicola avocado should be put under the leaf canopy of other trees to get dappled sun until branches and leaves thrive. That is where the tree has been for the last two months. Some new growth but very little. My summation: this tree should not be planted anywhere above 4000' elevation, as the air space is too rarefied. This tree does not do well with any wind except a light breeze. The leaves tear easily with wind at 15 mph. I am hoping with such small and few leaves that this tree will make it thru the winter inside the garage but in reality, there was no leaves capable of sustaining the extensive root system that came with the tree. I am prepared for it to die and for the realization that I lost over a hundred bucks
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
So far, so good! I live in the midwest (in zone 6). I planted my tree in a pot and kept it inside for the spring; it stayed alive but didn't grow much. When summer came I set it outside on our shaded porch where it thrived and grew many new leaves and grew several inches taller. Hopefully it survives the winter well inside. My only complaint is that I did not receive the ""important avocado tree planting tips"" until weeks after I received the tree. So when I initially potted it, I used soil that wasn't ideal, so then I had to re-pot it with different soil. It would have been helpful if these instructions came with the tree, or in an email after you place the order.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
The tree came packaged well and the first one looked a little weak and eventually died but the company quickly sent me a second with no trouble and it arrived strong and healthy, unfortunately it died as well. I later found out that I did two things wrong, first I planted them at the wrong time of year and second I put way too much cow manure in the hole I dug for them.....very dissapointed but not with the company this was my own fault....I should have waited til mid to late October to avoid the summer heat the first year of the trees growth.....sooooo maybe next year will do it again minus the mistakes. =
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
None of these reviews really help me. I live in zone 9 where a Hass avocado can be killed at 30F. Zone 9 is between 20F and 30F. Yet if you spray with ""wilt proof"" and cover with ""bubble cloth"" in the late fall removing it in the early spring it is possible to grow tender Hass avocado's. Zone 8 is 10F to 20F. Will these avocado's really survive winter temps down to 10F? Does anyone have any trees growing in their yard that has surived a zone 8 winter and gone on to produce fruit the next season?
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
We got our 5' avocados late last winter. They arrived with mold in the soil and a poor root system. They lost 95% of their leaves with in the first week.We transplanted them into 10 gallon pots with a coconut fiber, peat, garden soil mixture and added some organic bone meal. Three months later the leaves were re-established and they began growing. We have had them for 15 months now, spending 7 months inside for the winter. They are full of new growth and healthy and 9' tall. We fertilized them with a good organic bone meal last fall and this springNow we are just waiting for some avocados.
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December 31, 2012
Bought the tree last year, planted in a large pot but intend on replanting to the back yard soon. Has grown a foot taller and the limbs have new growth, this year looks to be the first harvest with many blooms on the branches and I can see the avocados growing. I am pleased with the plant
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
In the Spring of 2012, we purchased a 7-8Ft. ""cold Hardy Avocado tree"" from fast growing trees. We live in zone 6 (Cleveland, OH) and thought it could possibly die in this area. We planted it in a huge pot and kept it outside until mid Septempber. It is now situated in our sunroom and is doing great! It has about 200 flower buds on the branches! To polinate the tree- we took a cotton sqab and touched all the flowers. Hopefully it will work and we will have avocados soon! I am totally shocked that this Cold Hardy Avocado Tree is doing well
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
My cold hardy avacado is not heat hardy! The summer heat of southern nevada is killing it
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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Avocados anyone?
Has anyone actually gotten edible avocados from their tree? I keep seeing reviews that say they are "looking forward" to them. I have had my tree for about 2 years now and the first year I got about 4 small avocados that turned black and fell off when they were about the size of a quarter. No blooms or fruit since. Please someone tell me a success story with these trees!
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December 17, 2014
Solon Springs, WI, US
Growing Zone:
4
Tree trunk was gashed and hidden
My father received his tree as a gift. When he planted it he removed the tag that was attached on the base of the tree. He discovered that the tag had been placed over a gash in the trunk of the tree. I emailed several times asking for a replacement tree as plants do not usually thrive when their trunks are gashed; however, I never received a response. I will not order from this company again. The avocado tree was very expense and damaged when it was received.
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September 10, 2014
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10 months ago
I was excited when I first got this tree since it was fruit I missed most other than a mango,since moving from Puerto Rico and we regularly ate them. It' s been at least 6 months and the tree finally died. I planted it correctly as I do all my trees, and fetilized it with tree tone organic fertilizer. It looked good for about 3 months and even a few fruit began to show. Then as time passed it dropped the little fruit, and began to change color and leaves began falling. I thought it may be a fungus so I applied Immunox and it appeared to stabilized it, but then took a turn for the worst. I then as last attempt tried to save it. I transplanted into a pot with high quality soil but too late it had succumbed to what ever cause it to die. I was so disappointed. I am now reluctant to get another one. These trees are very delicate and susceptible to to anything that can kill it. Mine was a 7 footer
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
The top of the tree was cut off for shipping. The tree does not look good. The tree has not grew any taller.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
The 3 cold hardy avocado plants that I ordered did not survive the central Texas summer heat. These are suitable for hot house only.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Love my new avacado trees, They're doing well, but its only March. I'm going to grow them in large pots. I live in south Texas where its gets to 105 degrees, and have a scientific plan to keep them alive. Bought a slow drip irrigation system (they're really cheap) to keep soil moist. After putting 2 drips for each tree, I'll then cover soil in mulch. Also buying a misting system on a timer that will automatically mist trees every 3 hours during the summer day to keep them cool. If my system works as expected, I'm going to buy a bunch more fruit and avacado trees from Fast Growing trees. I will be backyard orchard heaven. My hobby used to be salt water aquariums, now its avacado/fruit trees. Wish me luc
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December 31, 2012
My tree arrived very well packaged. Great care appears to be taken to ensure your plant arrives unharmed. For the most part the tree looked healthy except there was some spots on a number of leaves and some other stuff on the back of some of the leaves. I am unfamiliar with fruit tree diseases so I took pictures of the leaves the very next day and email a copy to Fast Growing Trees for some advice. I figured since the problem was there when the tree arrived that they should offer some assistance. To my dismay, I never even received a response to my email. The tree continues to have the issue but also continues to have new growth. I have treated the tree with a fruit tree spray that is suppose to treat disease and pests. The organic spray used initially didn't work so I went with something else. Hopefully it will work so that whatever it is doesn't kill the tree
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
2011- I bought my Cold Hardy Avocado Tree this summer, when it arrived it was packaged in a heavy box. I was really impressed when i slid it out of the box. It was at least 7 feet tall. Beautiful tree!! I live in the south and i Potted it and took it in my house when it got down to 45 degrees. Now it is December and it is full of blooms and doing great. Every day it is doing something different. love my Cold Hardy Avocado tree.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Very young trees at high dollar cost
The trees came quickly and they were well packed but that was about it. In planting them I saw they had a very immature root system. I could see they were quart size just transferred up to the larger pot. They lost quite a few leaves right away. About a month out one of the two avocados really wilted. I thought I had lost it. I cut the dried part and it now sits with 12 living leaves. It could make it but you are better off buying from a local nursery where you can see what you get.
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September 2, 2014
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11 months ago
Great idea, but I wouldn't try it again. My tree lasted maybe 2 months.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
After reading the reviews and someone from my area said that it survived outdoors, I purchased the cold hardy avocado. Even so, I strung Christmas lights on it and wrapped it up. We had the warmest winter on record. The tree died. I wrote you to get a refund. The response was that it was too late for a full refund. I have not pursued a partial refund. I cut it down to about 18"". It is not sprouting shoots but I suspect it is below the graft and will die back this winter.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I live in zone 8 in Texas and bought this tree in the November of 2011 and planted it the day it arrived. The tree looked good and continued to grow. But in Febuary 2012 it frooze. In April 2012 it started growing from the roots and it is now 30 inches tall. I am waiting to see it it will make it through this winter or if it will freeze again.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Hello readers! I have just received my 2 cold hardy avocado trees- i ordered the 2-3 foot ones. It took 4 days to receive from date ordered to my front door. Pretty quick!I was a little disappointed that they are more 2 ft- 28 inches to be exact, but they are what I ordered. I was hoping more for the 3ft size.Some of the leaves are bug eaten and split, but for the most part they look healthy with a healthy graft. Arrived in a pot with loose soil and bamboo staked. Well packed in a sturdy box. Fingers crossed! :)I bought the $6 for insuring the 2 trees against killing it!! :) Worth it for me! Wish me luck!
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December 31, 2012
Plant's Future Unclear
I received the plant in June. I followed all of the instructions and for about 3 weeks it was doing well, it seemed. We hit a patch of rain in CT and subsequently the leaves started dying and all fell off. I just contacted the company to keep them apprised with photos of the tree. Since early July, no new leaves have reappeared. According to the company, the stalk looks healthy and there appear to be buds for leaves so I should wait for them to reappear. Basically, we are nowhere with the tree at this point. I don't even know how to rate it, so I am giving it a 3 assuming that the advice has been correct, things happen and that the company will stand by the product if need be. Customer Service does respond to concerns and I did purchase the replacement insurance. I hope I don't need it or have a problem with the guarantee. Fingers crossed. Pretty disappointed so far, however.
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September 5, 2014
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11 months ago
Avocado tree arrived yesterday in NY and it was very well shipped and protected during transit. Took it out of the huge box and it was beautiful, even has an avocado growing on it about the size of a grape. Very green, soil was damp and it was potted, not bare-rooted. I am very impressed with this company and 7 foot tree exceeded my expectations, very green and healthy. I'm going to buy another
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I planted mine in March. So far hasn't grown much at all and only tried to produce one fruit which died well before it got to any size. Very disappointed so far in North Texas.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I love my cold hardy avocado tree. I bought it last fall and it's growing well. We have 2 questions: Is it self pollinating? When will we see flowers?
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Nice looking, but no fruit or flowers
I have ordered many trees from fast growing trees. I have generally been happy with them. I've ordered three avocado trees. One arrived stressed and died quickly, but they sent out a replacement. All three see, to be growing ok, but I've yet to see any fruit or flowers. I've had one for 1.5 years! Kept in pots, outside in the summer, indoor in the winter.

The beetles seem to enjoy eating the leaves.
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September 16, 2014
Livonia, MI, US
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Cold Hardy Avocado
In April 2014 a lovely 1' - 2' arrived.Put it in a large clay pot. It spent the summer in the kitchen garden in full sun for at least 4 hours a day. Brought it inside in Oct when the weather started to chill. Very little drama with leaf loss. ( The citrus trees dropped leaves but grew new just as fast.) I do believe it has grown a foot since I bought it. Yesterday I found buds forming in my little tree! I'm here today to buy a bigger one. I do have bunnies, chickens and goats. The trick may be my home grown organic compost. I mist often and under water rather than over. I own about 12 of their trees. I am happy with every one but the Tea Plant.
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January 13, 2015
NC, US
Growing Zone:
7
Will know more next year.
I planted this several months ago but it has not grown any at all. I am not sure if this is transplant shock but I did expect some growth. Hoping it will take off next spring. I live in Southern Alabama about 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.Write your review here.
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September 24, 2014
Foley, AL, US
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10 months ago
The plant arrived, has been watered regularly, transferred to a larger pot, but so far hasn't changed much since its original shipping condition. I was hoping it would have grown a bit since its arrival, but so far, its holding steady. I'll continue to water, feed it duing the winter months (as I move it indoors), with hopes of yeilding some fruit next season
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
But does it produce Avocados?
This plant might do well in all growing areas but does it produce fruit in all growing areas? Lead me to the review that has great avocado production.
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September 10, 2014
Planted last year, started putting out leaves early part of this year, but all of a sudden dried up
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I received my plant June 24th, 2013 and it was received in perfect condition. I should have read some of the previous reviews regarding that it needs shade as all my leaves turned brown along with the blooms everything dropped off. I had given it limited sun but still the leaves turned brown along with the very top of the tree. When I discovered the errors of my ways, I put a round tomato cage around the tree and then covered it with a shade cloth. That seemed to do the trick as now the tree has all kinds of new leaves, today being July 30, 2013. I am Sheridan, WY so my altitude is at 3743 feet. The next questions is whether it will produce any fruit as I haven't seen any reviews so far on whether anyone actually got avocados. Here is hoping and if I do, I will try to update to give others hope...
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
I ordered my tree a couple months ago but due to weather they did not ship until last week. Awesome care if you ask me. The tree looks vibrant and healthy. Its leaves were droopy when it arrived but soaking it in water for a couple hours perked it right up. I'm new to this plant so I guess the only concern I have is when I transplanted I noticed the roots were brown instead of white is this normal? The plant is already showing new growth so I don't think I have anything to be concerned about. Very happy with my purchase and with this tree. HOpe to have fruit on it in a year.
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December 31, 2012
We loved this tree but it was inside during the wintr and died quickly. It appeared to have some bugs but that is not necessarily the nursery's fault. Sad!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
After looking promising it did not survive the winter and has not come back this spring or summer.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
This is my first purchase from this site and I have to say, I am very impressed! The tree arrived very well protected in it's heavy duty box. The foliage is just fantastic, very few leaves came off. It was supposed to be a 5-7' tree but when it finally straightened out, it is over 12' tall! I will definitly be returning to this site to buy all my trees!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I had some apprehensions about what the condition of the tree would be after shipping. When it arrived it was fine. I wasn't able to plant it for a couple weeks. After planting it took about a month to see any growth then it took off and is doing well.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
I am writing this in response to the other reviewer that said none of the reviews helped her. I want to say that I am in SC and in zone 8a where everyone says it is impossible to grow avocados; however, there was a write up in the paper about a very rare 10 year old tree in our city that produces fruit and was actually planted as a seed which is even more rare that it would actually fruit. So, it can be done. I got a tree from fast growing trees and it was kind of disapointing and small for the large one I paid for. I did get another one that really impressed, it was large and healthy so I am looking forward to avocados. I am going to baby it, I put two 55 gallon drums of water to warm it and will be keeping a light on it in winter to be sure it makes it through the first few years where they are delicate. Planted it by the pool and concrete so that acts as a heat sink also. Just gotta put some thought into where to plant these things in cold areas. It is good to plant SE and also behind a house if possible to protect from the wind. Location, location
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Received product in great shape and immediately out the box it kept on sprouting its leaves and growing. I live in zone 8 so I planted it in a container getting it ready for the winter. Would have given it a 5, but I don't know if it will yield
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December 31, 2012
Avocado grow in NY in winter in door. may not get fruit but all you get nice house plant. did anyone get fruit in cold weather?
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December 31, 2012
I recieved my Avocado tree today and it is much more than I thought it would be. Excellent condition, lots of buds and even little avocados. I am soo excited
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I wanted 2 small trees for my patio so when I saw I could have fresh avocados and the size tree I wanted.. yahoo! I put them in large pots on my patio and they are covered in new leaves. I kept them watered daily for the first month or so, then cut back to now 3 months later I water them weekly and they are doing great. So excited to see avocados next summer!?
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
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Tender
 
Hardy
GREAT Avocado Tree
So far, I LOVE this tree! I bought a 4-5ft tree before they were all gone and it came about 4 ft tall, with buds! Has a few nice branches. Some of the leaves were kinda discolored, no doubt from being in a dark box for a few days. I planted it in a sand, organic soil, rabbit manure, cedar shavings with small amounts of peat moss, and coco fiber. Buy the Transplant fertilizer, it really helped my tree adjust to the move!
If you are getting brown lines down the leaves and they are brittle you probably have persea mites, spray your tree with the following mixture:
1 gallon water
5 Tablespoons Organic LIQUID Soap
4 Tablespoons FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinega
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder and or Cheyanne Peppe

The soap and the oil help the solution stick to the tree long enough for it to work, the DE dehydrates and kills the mites, the Garlic and Pepper keep other bugs from chewing on your tree, and the Apple Cider Vinegar is to get the white powdery mold you may have on your trunk. Be sure to wipe the trunk if it has white powdery mold. The only ingredient you might have trouble finding is the Diatomaceous Earth, it MUST be FOOD GRADE to be safe around pets and people. You can find it locally at a Tractor Supply Company Store a 50lb bag is like $20. If you have an insect problem like fleas or ants put this diatomaceous earth on the pests and it will dehydrate them. I used it to treat for fleas once and worked like a charm, and to keep borers away from my fruit tree orchard.

My Avocado is recovering more quickly than I expected. I've only sprayed it twice with this mixture and the leaves are a deep green again! If you do use this treatment for your avocados, please remember to snip off the leaves that have been damaged by the mites!!!
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April 21, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
5
Cold hardy avocado tree
My plant arrived very healthy .I'm very happy with it . It's been approximately one and a half month's now and my plant is very fully healthy and growing beautifully . Can't wait to pick some avocados next year. Great job .
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September 7, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
I couldn't be more pleased with my tree. From the moment ir arived, MUCH larger than I expeted. I've been braging about it to everyone. It is still gowing strong and healthy. I look forward to it fruiting soon. Thanks so much for a wonderful product
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I've had this tree for about a year now and it is doing well. I kept it inside for the winter and it's been on my patio since spring. No avocados yet, but it is healthy and growing
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
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Planted this fall..indoors in the winter
Moved it indoors in a pot fir the winter...lets see how it does over time. No fruit on the tree for now
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November 29, 2014
Purchased
8 months ago
hello, I sent a review when I receiced the trees (meyer lemon, key lime and the avocado) but I do not see it wanted to update...all three are planted and I was going to post a picture, but I see you can't. they all seem to be doing good still waiting to see what happens to the avocado since it looked sick, with brown spots and almost all the leaves chewed and eaten. Could not find espoma products here in vegas even at nurseries, most people never heard of it. should have ordered from you. i talked to a nursery man who gave me a recommendation that he used for his citrus, it is call doctor q's filthy rich potting soil, dr q's gold dust starer fertilizer 5-10-5, and dr q's plant tonic for preventing shock, stress and encourages new growth. so we will see how it goes. I can't wait. I sure hope the avocado pulls thru. thank you hugs lind
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I am really happy with my avocado tree. It arrived nicely packaged with no damage to the leaves or stems. I have had it for a little over 4 months now. It hardly did anything until I pruned off the bottom two branches. (I wanted it to look more like a tree with a central stem and bushiness at the top.) After the pruning, it took off with growth! The top got really bushy with a bunch of new leaves and some new branches. I was a little worried about trying to grow an avocado tree because I've heard they can be tricky and don't like too much water. However, I have found that mine really likes water because I water it just as much as my other trees and plants. If anything, I think it likes being watered more often than the citrus trees or blueberry bushes do, which is weird. Also, I didn't have any trouble with putting it out in the sun. No burnt leaves or anything. Love it! I also have a praying mantis that hangs out in my tree. He helps eat those annoying bugs.

I have SEVERAL citrus trees, but the happiest of all of my trees is the avocado. It seems to love it here in Missouri. Who knew?!
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September 5, 2014
The tree is growing well and is healthy in spite of extended drought and very hot temperatures.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
I have 2 avocado trees and they are both doing great. I didnt get any fruit yet, but I only had them a year.I would buy them again
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Love the tree. It grew about 10 inches over the summer. It seems to be doing well indoors too. I can't wait to see how much it grows next summer.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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Tender
 
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Always state ZONE when writing a Review - it helps!
I am about to order. I want to hear from Reviews or Fast Growing Trees that Zone 9 does well with Avocados. I want to plant two - how close can they be planted? 1.How many yrs. before they bear fruit? 2.Do they bear fruit every year, or every other year - some do. Mine will be planted near a lemon and a white peach tree that have been bearing fruit for three yrs. 3.Is this OK? 4.WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE VARIETY YOU SEND - 5.WHAT IS A COLD HARDY AVACADO? 6. Can I plant the new tree in the ground right away, or 7. must I transplant it into a larger pot so I can bring it indoors in the winter. Our winters can reach 28 or 30 at night.
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February 19, 2015
Lincoln, CA, US
Growing Zone:
9
Its healthy looking, to date no flowers, or fruit, until then its2 star
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December 31, 2012
I received my ""1-2ft"" cold hardy avocado today after ordering 6 days ago. My first impression was that it was well packed and when I removed it from the box I was surprised to see it was much taller than expected (40 inches tall above the graft! And has a tag stating it's in the 2-3 ft category, vice 1-2ft.) While a few leaves have charred ends and some are broken and chewed, the plant looks to be in overall good health. I am potting it today and look forward to a good experience with this little tree
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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When we received the tree after being shipped for nearly a week. I thought 100% it would not live. I accidentally ripped half the roots out putting it in the ground and its grown healthy and strong. I am so happy that everything worked out. Hopefully next year I will start to see fruit.
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November 4, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
happy in massachusettes
currently my avocado tree seems very happy in a south facing window in my kitchen. the temp. out side is a frigid 6 degrees and it's going lower tomorrow. my tree arrived in great shape and spent a month and a half outside before it got cold. there are a few new leaves and it didn't drop many after coming inside. i'm anticipating a fruitful summer of 2015
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January 7, 2015
Purchased
7 months ago
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Doing great over winter in my greenhouse in Western WA
Bought two in October. I repotted immediately and put them in my greenhouse to overwinter. They're doing fine. No growth yet, but didn't expect there would be this time of year. Only issue: one tree was much smaller than the other. Don't know is one tree was too small, or maybe I got lucky and was sent one tree that was much more developed. They are approx. the same height but one seems much more mature.
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January 9, 2015
Purchased
6 months ago
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
Hardy
So far so good.
I have 4 trees, and so far they are doing very well, but they haven't gone through a winter in the south eastern part of NC. Hopefully they will do fine. I love avocados.
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October 9, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
I have the avocado plant in a pot. I had it in doors for about a month but it didn't look good so I brought it outside. It is doing much better. We have had draught and temperatures in the 100s for most of the summer and the plant is still doing great. I have new growth coming up from the bottom of the plant and it looks very healthy. Every plant or tree purchased from Fast-Growing-Trees this year has made it through this tough summer and look much better than anything else in the yard with the exception of the peach trees I planted.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
This was the first tree we ordered from Fast Growing Trees - we are thrilled. There were only 2 leaves broken off in the box, it was packed beautifully. I'm really looking forward what is to come in the Spring
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
after a slow start and some help from you staff,our little tree is showing signs of life. we had to get the watering pattern down,but its growing new growth now.we'll have to see how long it takes for it to produce
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
Hardy
I think its going to produce avocados
Love this tree.Bought this tree over a year ago. It was healthy when I received it. It was about two feet tall. Repotted it and keep it indoors for the most part do to the wind south west Kansas. Watered it once a week for the longest time now it twice a week because it is a little over six feet tall and healthy. Believe it or not I am going to have avocados this year. Not many but I see eight little green avocados. I pollinated with a little paint brush and kept it in a zip lock bag. I do keep this tree by my patio door so it does get a lot of sun light.
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May 1, 2015
Garden City, KS, US
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Happy!!
I purchased two trees on sale as a housewarming gift for my son. I was so happy when they arrived!! They weren't the small tree I was expecting! They were both three and a half feet tall, healthy root system and nice foliage. They were planted according to the directions that came with them and they are doing fantastic! At least another 6 inches of growth! My son and his family are very pleased and look forward to many years of fresh avocados!
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October 17, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
I have bought 2 Avocado trees from Fast Growing Trees and they are both doing wonderful. I have them out on my front porch out here in Eastern Ohio. I am getting ready to buy my last avocado tree from here. All of the trees that I have bought from here are doing great and I have bought about 7 trees total.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
I run one of the larger garden centers in North Central Texas. I ordered from this company because avocados are out of season at my store. I am pleasantly surprised at the condition of this plant. I know how hard it is to have an avocado this vibrant at this time of year. My plant is well cultivated, well packaged, well potted, and already trying to bud. I initially found the prices to be pretty high, but they are well justified. I will definitely be buying more trees here in the future.
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February 5, 2015
Dallas, TX, US
Growing Zone:
8
They forgot to tell one thing about this tree. It is beautiful. Like Japanese garden beautiful. Love it, Love it, Love it.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Cold Hardy Avocado in Michigan
I am very happy with this little tree. I planted it in a sterile soil and added my own nutrients. It sat out on my patio this summer and grew very quickly after the root system was established in it's new home. It hasn't produced yet but at the rate it is growing I believe it will by next spring. I order seeds and plants all year long and this was one of the nicest I have obtained. A very nice plant and worth the money.
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September 19, 2014
Purchased
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
I recieved my tree in good shape late spring, put it in a planter then noticed that it had four small avocado, they did fall out, I think because of the transplanting. I do see new growth and leafs are very healthy, cant waite until next year! thanks to Pam at Fast Growing Tree
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
Hardy
Love my tree. Can't wait for avocados
So far the tree is doing great. I bought a tall one, so hope to get fruit soon. We will see.
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November 6, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Tree arrived in good condition. We still need to transplant it, but we are happy with it. It even has a baby avocado on it already! We are very excited to be able to grow an avocado in our climate
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
I ordered one of these trees last spring I had it on my front porch it really leafed out and is very pretty. I brought it in for the winter. It is still alive. It is dropping some leaves but I think it will be fine. I just now ordered a second tree. I'm hoping with two I will get fruit faster. I bought insurance on the first tree because of my brown thumb but I didn't on the second, I think the first tree gas proven to be hearty!
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January 11, 2015
Boise, ID, US
Growing Zone:
7
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Slow
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Tender
 
Hardy
finally have small avacado's
I've had this about two years now growing in my greenhouse, there is no heating so it gets down into the 30's on cold nights and up to about 115 on hot days. It has been growing and has had flowers before but they fell off. I thought the same thing was happening again but now I see alot of small avocados, the largest is the size of a small grape. We'll see if they mature but at least there is hope.
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April 20, 2015
Purchased
2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Cold hardy avocado is a beautiful plant. I planted one last year October. It died during the winter. FGT gave me a part refund I used in buying a new tree. I planted it late march and it seems to be doing well. Right now I cannot say how well it is going to do but will keep you posted.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Just got my tree yesterday and I was so excited! It was well packaged and the soil was still a little damp even. The leaves do seem to be rather brittle but I think that's from the shock of being in a box and shipped for 5 days. I'm keeping it in a fairly sunny window inside my house for a couple of days before I pot it so that hopefully it can recover from some of the shock before being shocked again by the transplant. I can't wait for avocados, really hoping it does well
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December 31, 2012
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had great luck with the tree so far did mot lose any leaves and it sprouted many new branches and new growth we'll see how it does so the fall and winter . Did not flower or put any fruit on this year but that was expected
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September 11, 2014
Purchased
10 months ago
I bought ought the Cold Hardy Avocado tree mid-summer, so was not expecting a flowering this year. But this morning I looked and I have flowers (in September). I will definitely have guacamole next year! I live in the DC area, and this cold hardy version is great
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I bought the tree in April. I read that the first two years are critical in regards to tolerating the heat, so I built a burlap covering for it to help protect it from the sun. It didn't grow much due to that, but I took the cover off a couple of weeks ago since it is now cooling down, and have since seen growth. I will wrap the base in a heavy wrapping of burlap for any freezes that come along. I live in the Greater New Orleans area and avocado trees are not common here, so I am determined to do what I can to make this succeed. I will let you know how it goes
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December 31, 2012
Love the hardy avocado. It is growing wel, is beautiful, and I look forward to it blooming and bearing fruit. It arrived in superb condition as have all the trees I have ordered from Fast-Growing-Trees. I look forward to ordering more once we have moved to OK (Nov)
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
2 day shipping and the tree looks great.can't wait to get it in the ground.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I can't wait to harvest my own avacados!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
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I love my cold hardy a avacodo tree it is a pretty tree. It is putting on new leaves. It takes very little water.really the tree takes very little care.
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October 10, 2014
Purchased
9 months ago
New healthy shoot
This young avocado plant seems to be healthy and growing. Put out new shoot with seven healthy leaves after I planted it in a bigger pot. Will replant in spring as it is still spindly and am keeping it in the porch/veranda during winter to observe how it does in cold weather. It seldom snows here but winter can be quite cold.

Vivienne McClain
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September 12, 2014
Purchased
10 months ago
Just received our tree...just a bit disappointed. It looks healthy enough, but the top looks like it was broken off, I'm hoping it will continue to grow in height..I am under the impression wherever you top off a tree that's the height you get. We purchased ours under a free shipping offer and wish we would have been able to pay for the shipping, the tree is barely 5 feet tall. it leads one to believe that since they were paying the shipping, send the smallest one in order to pay the least shipping. I have already order two other trees, I'm a little apprehensive based on this purchase, wish a would have waited before ordering.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
My avocado tree is beautiful and voluptuous. I am very pleased with it.
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December 31, 2012
Very pleased with this Avocado tree . . . we may have some fruit on it this year.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
This is one of many trees I have gotten from Fast-Growing-Trees. This is the only place I will buy trees from. The trees are always the size that are promest. The trees and bushes all grow well and their care is easy. Don't let the price of other trees on-line stores lure you in, you will only get sickly twigs from those people.All of the 5 trees and 3 bushes are alive and well in my yard. LOVE THESE TREES
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
I just got my Cold hardy Avocado and let's just say that I am very pleased. Way more than expected. I cant wait for my first tree ripened avocado. :o)
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
i have i cuestion about a 10 years avocado tree form seed grown 12 ft h/5w. the tree has like lite white bark very thine lite leafs some year it flowes like 10 to 20 flowers and it drops the in aroud 2 months later please help me
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December 31, 2012
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How long will it be before the tree/s produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on the size of your tree, you should have fruit within the first 1 - 2 years. Avocado trees sizes 3 ft and up should give you fruit within their first year. However, oftentimes trees take about a year to get transitioned into their new environments before they start producing fruit.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Nov 17, 2014
What type of fertilizer is used when growing avocados?
Alfred T on Jan 6, 2015
How much planting mix would it take for (2) 4-5 foot Cold Hardy Avocado plants I will be purchasing from you? Also, what size pots will I need for patio planting? Can I mix other stuff with it from home or local garden supply?
Chris B on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: About 2cu for each in a 10 gallon container with some rocks on bottom for drainage
Reply (1) · Report · Kevin L on Jun 1, 2014
What species avocado is this cold hardy fruit?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: These are a mix between the Bacon and Brogden Avocado varieties. Both are superior cold hardy cultivars.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 2, 2014
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How do you know if you are planting the avocado seed correctly?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado seeds can be planted upside down and they will still send their stem up and their roots down. You almost can't make a mistake except with over fertilizing and over watering. There is only one chance in 10 that the avocado seed you plant will produce avocado's worth harvesting. Back in the early 1970's we planted about 50 avocado seeds, Bacon, Fuerte, Hass and Pinkerton. All of them grew and in the mid 1980's most all of them were setting fruit, 4 of them had large delicious fruit, the rest were not worth bothering with. Then in 1989 we had a 100 year record low into the low teens for 4 nights in a row and they all died. If you want fruit buy a grafted tree. If everything goes right you could have flowers the second spring and fruit set in the 3rd.
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what is the name of this avocado tree?
happistar on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: This Cold Hardy Avocado Tree is of the Persea americana variety.
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I have grown an avocado plant from seed. It is not 3 feet tall and I have brought it in for he winter. Some of the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. Is this normal?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
Best Answer: 2 things may be happening. 1 you are giving it to much water or not enough water. The soil should be moist put not soaking wet. You might want to try adding some good potting soil. Mary Lynn
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Where do these trees come from?
Cindyb on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: The avocado trees are grown in Florida and shipped out of South Carolina.
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Is this self polinating? (does it need a mate?) Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees are self-fertile. However, as with all fruit trees they will each produce more with two trees.
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Is the Cold Hardy Avocado grafted?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Of course these avocado's are grafted. Avocado's do not grow true and grafting is the only way for them to guarantee that each of these trees are identical to the parent tree. Also trees that are not grafted [seedling trees] can take 10 years before they produce any fruit and there is only a one in ten chance the fruit will be worth harvesting. In the spring of 2013 I planted one of these baby avocado's and it survived a record low last winter [19F]. It was severely damaged but it survived and is putting out new growth. I lost my Pinkerton, Hass and Bacon avocado's and several new citrus in the record low, but this avocado survived.
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What type of potting soil would I use for planting the avocados tree in pot?
Mary B on Feb 28, 2015
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Do you give a guarantee on your trees?
Carol A on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: The site has a limited time to receive credit or another tree. My first avocado arrived looking pretty bad and I called and reported to the help desk, they asked me to wait a week and see if it would recover. we waited...it did not recover/ i sent a picture showing the poor little tree and they sent me another one that arrived looking great and has been growing ever since. I have 3 of these trees now.
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Just received my 3-4' avocado tree today. I am planning on keeping it indoors for the winter. Would you please tell me what type/size growing bulb you recommend for my Cold Hardy Avocado?
Rita W on Jan 13, 2015
Best Answer: Please clarify the question...bulb?
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How will this grow in a greenhouse?
Liza F on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I live in nebraska and I bought a tree in December. I have kept mine in a greenhouse and so far it loves it!
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Can I dry and plant a seed from an avocado?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant a seed from an Avocado. The link below has planting instructions. Our trees are grafted and not grown from seed, so our trees produce fruit much more quickly than trees grown from seed.

http://inhabitat.com/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-from-an-avocado-pit/sprouted-avocado-pits/
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How salt tolerant is the Cold Hardy Avocado?
FRED G on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees have a very low salt tolerance. If you live in an area with high salinity levels place your tree in a pot with citrus potting soil and give it distilled water.
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I need to know when this tree should be producing.On season or two after purchase?
Please advise.
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: When it produces will depend on the size. Of course, the larger the tree the sooner it will produce. If you get a 5-6ft it should produce within one to two seasons. We cannot be exact as it is up to nature.
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How long before the hardy avocado tree produces fruit? Zone 6
James s on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: I do not know which size avocado you purchased. If you purchased the largest size they sell it will be 1-2 years sooner than if you purchased the smallest size they sell. And if you over fertilize with nitrogen, or you over water both will delay fruiting. You should expect in the 3rd year to get a few flowers, but most likely they will all fall off. The next spring you should get an abundance of flowers and a few will set fruit and half of them will fall off. However the following year you could get a dozen avocado's. And after that dozens and dozens. I see you are in zone 6, that means you have to move it inside in the winter. Make sure you do not over water. And mist it occasionally, you might want to get an led grow light to shine down on it for a few hours each day through out the winter when it is indoors. The first Cold Hardy avocado I purchased survived a record low of 19F its first year outside as did my "Day" avocado's from Logee's. Here in California if you have "A" type and "B" type avocados you get more fruit set. I have no idea if it will help you in Zone 6 but it could not hurt to have two different varieties. These avocados are so delicious even if you have to wait more than a couple years it is well worth the wait. Just imagine how thrilled your neighbors will be when you give them a couple avocado's off your tree.
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does the avocado gro well in zone 9?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Well there is zone 9 and there is zone 9. It isn't just how cold it gets but how long it stays cold. I live in zone 9b which mean we always have lows down to 27-28F every winter, and about once every ten years down in to the low 20's and every 25-100 years lows in the teens. I planted a new Brogdon avocado last autumn 2013 and we had record cold of 19F and while the top was damaged the graft was not and it leafed out and has recovered and is thriving. If you live in zone 9a you probably will never have a problem outside. Here in California zone 9b I spray with cloud cover through out the winter and I am prepared for that 100 year low. I have 100 foot heating cables ready to wrap around the base and graft and up through the branches and I have plenty of movers blankets to throw over the plants. If I know it is going to get below 20F I prune the tree down to about 8 feet tall, warp it with the heat cable, spray it with cloud cover and then throw multiple blankets over it. Better to start out with a small tree then lose most of it to freezing weather. And like I said this doesn't happen very often.
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Where are you located and where is the tree shipping from?
Marco G on Nov 26, 2014
Best Answer: We're located in and ship our trees from South Carolina.
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How soon will I get avocados if I live in the panhandle of Florida. Also, what time of year are they ready to be picked? Also near the beach, so soil is all sand. Do I need to grow in a pot?
Carla D on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on the size of the tree you get you should have fruit within the first year or two. The larger the tree, the faster it will start producing fruit. However, most trees need a year to get transitioned into their new environments before they produce fruit. Sandy soil is fine for avocado trees, but they're sensitive to high levels of salt. You may want t grow your tree in a pot and give it distilled water.
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How big and wide will this grafted avocado tree get when fully grown?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: At maturity the Cold Hardy Avocado is about 15-20ft tall and 5-8ft wide.
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Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
But does it produce Avocados?

This plant might do well in all growing areas but does it produce fruit in all growing areas? Lead me to the review that has great avocado production.
NotSoGreenThumb on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: This tree will produce an abundance of fruit if planed outdoors in it's growing zone. Outside of its growing zones it will produce a ton of fruit if planted in a container and brought indoors once the weather starts to turn cold.
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Can it be planted outside in 97301 Salem Oregon?
Ken C on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: This tree is recommended for growing zones 9 - 11. Salem Oregon is located in growing zone 8, which gets a little too cold for this tree at times. It grows extremely well in a pot. We suggest that you plant yours in a container and bring it indoors during periods of inclement winter weather.
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can this tree be planted outside in nebraska???????
DyAnn on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: Nebraska gets a little too cold for the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree. It would need to be planted in a pot and brought indoors during cold snaps and inclement winter weather. Once temperatures start to dip below 40 degrees then it' time to bring your avocado trees inside.
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When do you transplant avocado trees in zone 8?
Stan M on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: I would it in when temperatures start going below 40 at night.
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I planted my avocado tree from seeds from an avocado I bought from store, it is already about 3 feet tall. Can the tree grow without planting it in the ground?
Caudelia G on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: Yes Avocado Trees often do very well planted in pots, some live their entire lives in pots and never get planted in the ground.
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can this tree be hand pollinated and what would be the best technique?
Kurt B on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can hand pollinate it and a small artists paint brush should work fine. Just swirl the bristles around inside each flower, once in the morning and once again in the afternoon and hit each flower twice. Here in California even indoors they seem to set fruit readily with out any hand pollination. Just don't over fertilize with nitrogen or you will get growth and no fruit set no matter how much you hand pollinate. Use fertilizer made for avocado's.
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Will a Haas Avocado cross polinate with a Cold Hardy Avocado Tree?
Suzi C on Mar 24, 2015
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should I prune my avocado tree? Thanks Emily
Emily B on Jan 17, 2015
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do we spray the tree for insects?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: I'm in souther California where recently we had had a problem with white flies. I used a mixture (2 parts rubbing alcohol 2 parts dish washing liquid mixed with water. If you spray the tree lightly it does help but flies return so you have to do it over about a weeks time. Be careful not to over spray or the new leaves will be burnt. Other than that I have always had a problem with a white mold that will occur. When it does you need to purchase a product used in this case at a reliable store. You simply scrape the mold off the trunk or branch and apply the salve. I have not had any other problems with bugs and the State of California monitors our avocado trees closely as it is a major food product in the state. I have a green thumb and my trees have always flourished here in Huntington Beach.The tree I purchased two years ago is out growing others in the neighborhood. I have picked the blooms off the tree the first two years and now I am going to let the fruit grow. I'm excited to see my first purple avocado. Hope this helps.
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Will these avocados grown in both sun and shade in calif...?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Georgia. However, my experience has been that most all fruit trees need 6 or more hours of direct sun to thrive.
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I live in New Bern, NC Zone 8a. I want to grow the tree on my deck in a container. I get full sun in morning on deck. I have indirect light inside. Will the tree bear fruit with full sun on deck and indirect light inside? When do I bring it inside?
Sharon L on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: We live in zone 5/6. We brought ANDY the avocado in during winter months, got to -6 F.
Fruit bared mid winter however when sunny in early spring I think the birds got the fruit.
My tree is a patio tree and has grown well this summer, part sun/part shade.
Hoping for fruit this year.
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What do you feed it. Had it for about 3 years nothing ?
jimbob on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: I would use commercial fertilizer for Avocado trees and follow directions carefully. Do not over fertilize. And do not over water. Since I do not know where you live, if it is in the ground or in a large pot, did you have a cold winter or is summer a hot one it is difficult to say anything other than use the commercial fertilizer and follow the directions exactly. Do not over fertilize.

You may not want to hear this but human urine diluted with water is an excellent fertilizer. It is probably illegal to use it and you would want to check it out before you try it, but you will have the darkest green avocado trees if you try it. And its free.
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Hi. I bought an Avocado Tree from you and I love it. It's now experiencing browning leaves...and...it's more and more. Also...there's a small hole in a few...as though something is feeding on the leaves.
I brought in into my shop for the Winter. I have (3) Florescent Lights, a Humidifier and a fan...on it. The room is around 60 degrees. The humidity is around the same ( percent humidity ).
I have numerous small blooms...I believe are upcoming avocados...but, am worried about the browning leaves.
Last...I watered every Friday using 3/4 quarts of water. Now I increased to 1 full quart. Should I dust the leaves?...More water...? Less...? Please advise.
Also...it's a 5' tree in a pot measuring 12" across and 14" high.
Great soil with a few handfuls of worm castings.
( This is how it's been since we received it in early May...? )...except for the worm castings.
Anyhow...what would you guess?
Thanks.
Dan Z on Dec 9, 2014
Best Answer: If the leaves are curling upwards and seem dry and crispy this is a sign of under watering. I the leaves are turning dark brown to black and are drooping as if they look heavy his is a sign of over watering. Avocado trees should only be watered once their soil is dry 2 inches below the soil line. If you see any visible bugs on your tree spray it with an organic pesticide. Your tree could just be reacting to its new indoor environment, sometimes trees need a little time to readjust after being moved inside. Also, your tree could be sending its energy to its blooms to produce fruit instead of its leaves.
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Is this a dwarf cold hardy avocado tree?
Rachael O on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: This si a semi-dwarf variety. It responds very well to being pruned and can be kept at desired shapes and heights.
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In Laredo Texas the weather is to hot and dried, it is possible the avocado tree grow here?
Linda on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees enjoy drier climates. Just keep an eye on your tree and make sure it doesn't get thirsty. Once your soil is dry about 2 inches below the surface give your tree a slow deep watering by holding your hose at the base and counting to 20.
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Does it matter when the Avocado tree is planted?
DL H on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant these trees in the ground in the early fall or late spring. However, these trees can be transplanted into containers at any time of the year if you're able to bring your potted tree indoors.
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Can I plant avocado tree in out door in zone 7?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: At cooler temperatures the avocado tree will begin to drop it's leaves. This is not generally a big concern as long as the temperatures warm back up, within a few days, to the 70 degree range. If the temperature is so low that the ground ( and therefore, roots) freeze, then the tree will surely die. I don't believe the avocado will survive, planted outdoors, in any zone other than zone 9 or higher.
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what is the best PH level of water to use ?
Steve K on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: I use pH 7.1-7.3 water, but the soil is acidic due to the pine needles from what was pine forest 2 years ago.
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I Have just planted a Fuerte Avocado tree will the cold hardy work for pollination?
VANESSA S on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Brogdon avocado has a "B" type flower as does your Fuerte avocado. For maximum fruit set you need an avocado with an "A" type flower. You will want to get a Hass or Gwen avocado because they have "A" type flowers. Hass avocado's are very tender to frost but you can always grow one in a pot if it is too cold where you live and take it out side next to your Fuerte and Brogdon and you will have a huge increase in the amount of fruit set. While the Brogdom is hardy into the high teens the Fuerte is very sensitive to frost. There are many varieties that have type "A" flowers. It doesn't seem to matter in Florida but on the west coast having both "A" and "B" flowers make a huge difference. You'll still get avocado's with out an "A" type just not as many.
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If I plant the avocado in the ground how can I keep it about 8ft tall?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: It depends where you live. Since you are planting it outside I assume you are in zone 9 or above. You might want to wait until winter frost is over and prune out anything that was damaged by frost as well as to prune it down to desired height. Avocado's recover severe pruning amazingly well. You should also practice year around pruning to shape the tree and to maintain desired height.

I espaliered several of my cold hardy avocado's. The limbs are tied to a fence that is 7 feet tall and they are pruned to keep them growing wide, along the fence line in stead of tall and bushy. We just tie the branches to the wires of the fence and as they grow up we tie they down again. We get some pretty cold nights here ever 10-20 years so having them espaliered like this makes it easy to throw frost blankets over them just in case.
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tree looks beautiful lots of newbright green growth. plenty of water and fertilizer but only a few blossoms why??? had fruit in previous years
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: Over watering as well as uneven watering can cause blossom drop. Too much fertilizer can cause plant growth at the expense of fruit set. You want good drainage and for the soil to be damp but not soggy. Also make sure if you have it in a pot that the water is getting to the center of the pot and not running down the sides of the pot. I have seen potted plants that are watered daily but are bone dry in the center. In addition to even moisture Avocado's like mulch. Instead of fertilizing why not try a couple of inches of really good compost. And keep applying it year round. We dump our compost from the kitchen around the base of our avocado's and let it compost beneath the tree.
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Is the cold hardy avocado trees sold in this advertisement type A or type B blooming trees?
Sarge on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: Looking at the other questions I found the answer. It is an A flowering tree and female blooms in the morning.
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does this tree looses it leaves in the winter time?
Robin G on Dec 27, 2014
Best Answer: mine lost a few when i brought it indoors
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I would like the tree to grow on the ground, so how can I protect it form the cold in the winter ? We live in the Bay Area zone 10.
Beginner on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: If you are in a zone 10 you will not need to protect it in the winter. However, if you would like you can mulch heavily around the trunk.
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We bought one of these last spring, it was a smaller size than what is available now, my question is if we planted the first in the front yard and bought another one and planted the second one in the backyard is that close enough for cross pollination?
How close do they need to be to cross pollinate?
Pam G on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: Trees should be no more than 15 feet apart to cross pollinate with each other. Factors like the wind and bees play a part in carrying the pollen. Your home may get in the way of these natural pollinators. You can cross pollinate your trees by hand.
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When a grafted tree has fruit ,will a seed from one of those trees produce a tree and fruit?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2014
Best Answer: The tree will produce fruit and you have a 50/50 chance that your seed if planted will produce fruit ( avocados). I grew up in CA and I used to start avocados from seed from fruit that came from a tree that produced fruit and I had that 50/50 every year. If your trees doesn't you can graft it yourself. Mary Lynn
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Cold hardy avocado tree: A or B flower?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2014
Best Answer: This is a self fertile tree with type A flowers. The female flowers open in the morning, and the male flowers open in the afternoon.
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can I plant the avocado tree in my sandy yard?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, Avocados prefer loamy soil.
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will you post to Mallorca Island, Spain?
brenda b on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: We are unable to ship outside of the continental US and Canada.
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I don't understand if the tree does good in zones 4-11 why do you not ship to my zone 9?
Connie W on Oct 7, 2014
Best Answer: It could depend on the state you are in. If you are in AZ we are unable to ship the Avocado there due to agricultural restrictions.
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what fruit trees are salt tolerant? [avocado,lime ,orange ect.]
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: Salt tolerant fruit trees: Fig, Key Lime, Kumquat, Loquat, Mango and Soursop
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At what temperature should I bring my tree indoors?
Brenda S on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: You should bring your avocado tree indoors when temperatures drop to around 40 degrees.
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Can I plant the tree in the fall? I live in zone 7
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant it in the fall. Being in a zone 7 you will have to plant it in a container so you can take it indoors mid fall through winter.
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Does any of your plants/trees ship to Arizona? I looked on your link, plants and shrubs for Arizona and nothing ships to my state, including Avacado trees.
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: We would love to send trees to you, however, AZ has very strict agricultural restrictions. Come fall when the trees go dormant and are bareroot there will probably be more that we will be able to ship. At this time we are not sure of which specific trees will ship.
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how long do avocado tree's live ?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees can live up to 70 years depending on the climate and environment they are in.
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can the grafted tree handle a large amount of fruit the first time it fruits since the roots are young (if it is grafted with new roots from a seedling) or is it best to limit the amount of fruit you let it grow the first season or two?
spencer g on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: Grafted trees can handle large amounts of fruit their first season, but won't produce an abundance of fruit until they've had about a year to get adjusted to their new environment. Fruit trees all have the chance of experiencing fruit overbearing. If you notice that your tree has a lot of small fruit that isn't growing larger remove the smallest avocados.
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can it be grown outdoors in zone 5 indiana?
malthi on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: No, zone 5 gets a little two cold for this tree. It would need to be potted and brought indoors during cold spells and inclement winter weather.
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do you ship to canada ?
Max M on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: We are able to ship to Canada. Due to cold weather we have postponed shipping there until May.
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tree would go into a 3' wide by 6' long by 2 1/2' deep above ground planter box, the bottom of which is hard, red clay. Will that work?
happistar on Aug 14, 2014
Best Answer: That would work. As far as clay soil goes it does not drain well so I would plant it on a bit of an elevated mound.
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We are now in mid-August. When should I plant or does it matter since these are already growing trees?
happistar on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: It is best to plant in late fall, weeks before cold weather to allow less stress on the tree so that it can be better established for the next growing season.
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What is the best size planter to use for the avocado tree?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Double the pot size, generally a 24 inch pot works great for 2 - 3 years.
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I am looking for a more mature tree to buy. Do you have any 6-7 feet that is producing or will next year?
STEVE M on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately the 5 to 6 foot size is the largest size that we offer, but our mature trees do produce fruit after they get adjusted t their new environment, which can take up to a year. Our trees are grafted, not grown from seed, therefore they produce fruit much faster. Also the 5 to 6 foot size is currently on back order until further notice.
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How are your trees shipped? In pots or bare root
L G on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Our trees are shipped in pots, unless the pots are too big for shipping, then the pots are removed and the roots are wrapped in burlap. If the tree is dormant we will ship bare root as it's healthier for the tree. If we're shipping a tree bare root it will say so near the area where we list the height of the tree.
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Can these avocado a grow in North Dakota?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado Trees are recommended for growing zones 9 - 11 if planted in the ground. However, if you're outside of zones 9 - 11 your Avocado Tree will need to be planted in a pot and kept inside. During warmer days it will be best to move your tree outside. These trees do very well when they're potted in containers and kept inside. To cut to the chase, avocado trees grow well in North Dakota if they're kept inside during the colder months. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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Just received two of your cold Hardy trees and planted them in containers with your potting mix. When and how do we use the fertilizer pellets that we also purchased?
Marcia R on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Place one fertilizer tablet under the soil down about 6 inches. When water hits the tablet it will expand and carry nutrients to the roots.
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I purchased and received my 3-4 ft avocado in May of 2012.It is growing well with lots of new healthy leaves. This year the tree is approximately 5' tall. Does the tree require pruning to keep it's shape? I have some outwardly growing branches and would like to know if I should prune the tree. If I have to prune the tree, what is the best time of the year to do it?
Thanks,
Harold R.
C U on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: You don't have to prune this tree. However, pruning it to keep it at a desired shape is fine. If you choose to prune the branches back make you cuts at 45 degree angles facing upwards to promote new growth.
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is 2-3ft as large as I can buy?
sue c on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: We tend to carry larger sizes from 3 - 4 ft, 4 to 5 ft, and 5 to 6 ft tall. However, not every size is always in stock. If you desired tree height isn't listed keep checking for it every few days.
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Is it possible to buy a bigger tree than 2-3 ft--my husband refuses to buy anymore small trees?
sue c on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: We tend to carry larger sizes from 3 - 4 ft, 4 to 5 ft, and 5 to 6 ft tall. However, not every size is always in stock. If you desired tree height isn't listed keep checking for it every few days.
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Can the tree survive a colorado winter? Low temps of -5f?
erron f on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: That's a little too cold for this tree. It would need to be potted and brought inside during temperatures lowers than 32 degrees.
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can you ship this to Murrieta Califirnia?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. We can ship the Cold Hardy Avocado tree to California, and we often do.
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Hi, Is there a way to keep the cold hardy avocado tree to a size of 5ft tall. If so what would be the average width and would it still produce much fruit? Also how long would it take to produce fruit? We live in zone 10.
Thank you for you time.
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: You can prune an Avocado Tree back to keep it at a desired height. Be careful not to cut the flowering branches. Your tree may need a year to get established and transition into its new environment, but you could see fruit within the first year. It will still produce a large abundance of fruit if you keep it at that size.
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Do ou sell Haas trees?
Lynn D on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: We do sell the Hass Avocado trees. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Hass-Avocado-Trees.htm
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can avocado grow out door in zona 6 ?
Jaguar S on May 5, 2015
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What time of year are the avocados ripe?
Carla D on May 4, 2015
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Do these trees come planted or are they bareroot stock?
Daniel G on May 1, 2015
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do you have 4 to 5 feet cold hardy avocado for sale?
dave m on Apr 28, 2015
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Hello - I have dark spots on the branches of the tree. Do I need to cut them off?
Hannah D on Apr 23, 2015
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My Cold Hardy avocado is producing fruit already (only had it 6 months). I can't find it now, but thought I saw that I should remove the first fruiting for better subsequent fruiting. Is this true?
Jenny G on Apr 22, 2015
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You say that two trees produce more fruit. Is that two of the same variety or two different varieties?
Lloyd S on Apr 20, 2015
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Are these trees deer resistant?
Elena C on Apr 20, 2015
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Will they grow in a temp above 100 degrees?
Joe L on Apr 18, 2015
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How does the flavor compare to Haas Avocados?
Lincoln on Apr 16, 2015
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I'm planning on keeping my plant in a pot, Nebraska winters make it necessary. When it is full grown what size pot will work best?
Liza W on Apr 8, 2015
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Do you trim an Avocado tree ? and how. Do you trim of the lower branches?
Sheila S on Mar 20, 2015
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Do you have larger size fruit bearing avacado trees?
Derek M on Feb 8, 2015
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What is the best time to plant avocado trees in Louisiana?
Captdonald on Jan 24, 2015
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.