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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!

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Cold Hardy Avocado

Cold Hardy Delicious Avocados Without the Wait

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

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List: $ 159.90
Sale: $ 79.95
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

3-4 ft.

Ships this Mon, Nov 24
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 69.95
6 at $ 66.45 each
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Planting Mix for Avocado Trees
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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Cold Hardy Avocado
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.


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 generally 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
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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2 years ago
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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1 year 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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1 year 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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2 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
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
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
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
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
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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2 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
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
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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5 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
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
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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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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2 years ago
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 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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3 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
From Livonia, MI, US
Growing Zone:
4
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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5 months 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
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1 year 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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1 year 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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2 years 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
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
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3 years 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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2 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
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2 years ago
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tree hasn't done well
I've had the tree 2.5 months and I keep thinking it's going to die. It looks a lot worse than when I bought it and it didn't look great coming out of the box. My wife is upset that I bought online and paid extra for this when I could have gotten something local. Jury's out whether it will survive.
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November 21, 2014
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3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
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
From Foley, AL, US
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5 months 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
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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5 months 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
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
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
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1 year ago
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
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2 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
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2 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
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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1 year ago
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
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1 year ago
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
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 years 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
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2 years ago
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
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2 years ago
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
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2 years ago
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
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3 years ago
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
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3 years ago
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
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3 years ago
I can't wait to harvest my own avacados!
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December 31, 2012
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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
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
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3 years ago
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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3 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
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3 years ago
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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
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3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
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Medium
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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
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3 months ago
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Medium
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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
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4 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Tender
 
Hardy
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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
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4 months ago
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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
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4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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
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5 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
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
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5 months ago
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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
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5 months ago
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
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4 months 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
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
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
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2 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
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1 year 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 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago
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
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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
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3 years ago
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
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3 years ago
Its healthy looking, to date no flowers, or fruit, until then its2 star
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December 31, 2012
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
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3 years ago
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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.
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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.
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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: 10 inch pots and one large bag of planting mix should be enough to start with. It's best to get a pot that's 3 times the size of the plant's root ball. You can mix in your natural soil.
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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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Do you give a guarantee on your trees?
Carol A on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: We have a standard 45 day guarantee... beyond that there is a 1-Year extended warranty available for purchase.
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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: Yes, all of our Avocado trees are grafted... This ensures you will get fruit. Non-grafted Avocados will almost never produce any fruit.
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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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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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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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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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How long before the hardy avocado tree produces fruit? Zone 6
James s on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on what size tree you get, you should receive fruit within the first 1 - 2 years. Most trees need a year to get transitioned into their new environments before they produce fruit.
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My avocado tree is loaded, but i notice some of them are getting brown rash looking spots on them. what is this from and how do i get rid of it from my trees?
Rhonda H on Oct 29, 2014
Best Answer: The brown spots could be a fungus or a mold. Remove any spotted leaves, or wipe them off with a warm cloth that has a gentle soap like Dawn on it. Also, spray your tree with an organic fungicide.
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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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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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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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do we spray the tree for insects?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: If you are experiencing an issue with bugs there are a variety of organic spray you can use on your tree.
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Will these avocados grown in both sun and shade in calif...?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees can tolerate shade, but prefer at least six hours of full sunlight a day.
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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: Avocado trees do best with at least 6 hour of sunlight a day. When temperatures start to dip below 40 degrees bring your tree inside. On warmer days take it back out to bask in the sun.
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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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What do you feed it. Had it for about 3 years nothing ?
jimbob on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: You can use Espoma Citrus Tone.
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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: Although Avocado Trees are self pollinating, these varieties should cross pollinate with each other.
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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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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: Sometimes Avocado Trees need a little break and produce a low yield of flowers to save energy. This is natural. Not every blooming cycle is full. Continue to care for your tree as normal and the next flowering cycle should be fuller.
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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: The best pH range is between 6-6.5
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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: Prune the branches back to keep your tree at a desired height. Make the cuts at a 45 degree angle facing upwards to promote new growth. However, this tree grows 15-20 feet tall so it may require a lot of work to keep it 8 feet tall. It's best to prune in the late Fall or early spring.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 14, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Nov 17, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Mary on Oct 18, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Nov 17, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Nov 17, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Nov 17, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 21, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Orman R on Aug 14, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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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.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 23, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 26, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 12, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Maple Tree before pruning Maple Tree after pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose before pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose after pruning

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.