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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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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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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.

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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.


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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.

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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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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.


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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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How long will it be before the tree/s produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: I have had my tree since July 2012 still no fruit.
Reply · Report · Michael S on Jun 11, 2014
I purchased several trees from you in march of this year, I live on the central coast in California-- my banana tree is one happy camper, as was my avocado tree until a few weeks ago-- now its slowly dying from the top down, & I don't know whats happening! its in a large container, not sitting in water- what is causes this?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 2, 2014
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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: About 2cu for each in a 10 gallon container with some rocks on bottom for drainage
Reply · Report · Kevin L on Jun 1, 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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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.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 3, 2014
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Has anyone actually picked and eaten an avocado from a tree purchased from fast growing tress? I read all the reviews and the best I found was that some people had flowers and tiny avocados that died.
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased a Cold Hardy Plant a little over a year ago, it flowered well but did not produce any fruit. With that said; I do know from past experience that the Avocado tree will not produce any full fruit until the bark on the tree is all hardened over with bark. which is usually three years. I will let you know what happens next season. By the way, my plant is in a clay pot and stands over six feet w/multiple branches.
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What is eating my avocado leaves?
chappyv on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: If its a small round puff that appears on the bark....I have no idea. I researched and found pests that do eat and sometimes harm the tree in doing so, but I dont think those are what I had appear occasionally on mine. Its looking rough though.
Reply · Report · Sean D on Jul 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Alan H on Jun 4, 2014
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Do you give a guarantee on your trees?
Carol A on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: Yes I purchased the avocado tree and planted in a pot at first but last fall I planted in the ground. For the winter I wrapped the trunk. I thought I had lost it, but it came back and is a beautiful tree. The tree has not put on any fruit. I'm very happy with the tree and how it is looking.
Reply · Report · Roberta M on Jun 2, 2014
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could this plant grow in the caribbean? can it grow as a dwaft tree?
andra c on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: Why wouldn't it grow in the Caribbean? I can not think of any reason. As far as keeping it dwarf, not a problem, just prune it all year long to keep it the size you want to keep it. By itself it can get up to 30 feet talk although 20 feet is most likely. And it has a huge crown on it. You might try to espalier it at 7 feet. I have three along a fence that are kept at 7 feet tall and are 15 feet in each direction. I have a wall of avocados. You are the boss, avocado's respond well to heavy pruning. Make it what you want.
Reply · Report · Alan H on Jul 19, 2014
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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: I tried 3 times to grow an avocado tree, I live in Albuquerque NM so we have cold winters, and very dry climate. I personally can't answer WHY but my trees did the same..... I have had WAY better luck with am 4 of a kind apple, Bartlett pear and magnificent peach trees!!
Reply · Report · Katrina T on Oct 22, 2014
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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/
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Alan H on Jul 19, 2014
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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!
Reply · Report · alicia s on Jun 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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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: Always make sure you have a grafted tree and it will not be an issue.
Reply · Report · Donald C on Sep 24, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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When do you transplant avocado trees in zone 8?
Stan M on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: We ordered one tree and planted it in the yard. It did fine until we had a big rainfall and the roots drowned.
I then ordered two more trees and they are planted in huge plastic pots (that we bought from a landscaper)
and we intend to be able to move them when it's too cold or too hot. So far they are doing great. Too soon for fruit.
Reply · Report · Linda O on Aug 12, 2014
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We have had a tree for about 5 years now and it still has not produced any fruit, we water and feed it but it never has produced any fruit yet , we are in florida and purchased it here. Do you have any sugestions?
Ann D on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado Trees grown from seed can take up to seven years before they fruit. If it's grafted and has flowered already, the flowers may need to be hand pollinated.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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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
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I would like to pant the 4-5 ft avocado tree in my yard. I live in east Bay Area in California. Very rare to get one to three days of winter weather below 30 degrees. Will it be fine in full sun? How long will it take with that height of tree to start producing avocados? Is this the same dwarf avocado tree people talk about?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
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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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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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how long do avocado tree's live ?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: NOT SURE, MY TREE IS THREE YEARS OLD AND ABOUT 12 FEET HIGH. WHEN THE TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW 40 DEGREES, I BRING IN INTO THE HOUSE UNDER A SKYLIGHT BUT IT SPENDS THE SUMMER MONTHS OUTDOORS. I HAVE NOT HAD AVOCADOS BUT IT IS IMPRESSIVE.
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How long does it take for this tree to produce avocadoes?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Don't know. This spring had small bunches of flowers appear for first time but no fruit..

May be next year.

Al
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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.
Reply · Report · Alan H on Jul 19, 2014
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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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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: Good question, Mine has alot of branches and growth but no fruit yet, It has has significant growth this spring so hopefully I'll get some by next year, I will have had it two years in 3-2015.
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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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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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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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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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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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How salt tolerant is the Cold Hardy Avocado?
FRED G on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: A friend used to grow avocados for sale as a farmer and said they do not like salts so when you water, water deeply to flush away the salts
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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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Where are you located?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
Best Answer: Tennessee
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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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Is this a dwarf cold hardy avocado tree?
Rachael O on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: Not to my understanding. If planted in the yard and given room, it will supposedly get 25' - 30' tall. If you leave it in a container, it will not grow nearly as tall and you can move it inside or wherever if necessary. I recommend getting the microbes soil additive. I think it is available only at the time of the tree purchase through Fast Growing Trees. There are other sources of similar mixes, but I didn't want to take the chance based on varying compositions I fond during my research. It says cold hardy, not freeze-proof. I found out that the hard way. Protect them from cold and don't let them stay wet in the roots.
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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 would be better off keeping it in a pot so you can bring it inside when you get frost or snow. I live in zone 8 in south Alabama and our tree was killed this past year when we got a little ice.
Reply · Report · Shannon M on Sep 24, 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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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: My zone is 9 and its almost two years completing by end of the year. It has not given any fruits yet. I don not know how long usually it takes. I am happy with all other trees I bought so far except papaya tree.
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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: Yes, you can grow avocado trees in the Laredo area. Don't let them dry out in the summer
Reply · Report · Dermot MStaff on Oct 1, 2014
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Does it matter when the Avocado tree is planted?
DL H on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: it depends where you are.
and what is the temperture and moisture like in the ground
Reply · Report · MIKE W on Sep 3, 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.
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: Unfortunately we only ship to the continental US.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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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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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, not 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.
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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. All of our trees are currently non dormant.
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 aren't recommended outside of zone 4 in North Dakota, however if your in zone 4 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.

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.
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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 do not have to prune your tree back, unless you desire to prune it the best time to do so would be in the early Spring. However you may also prune it in the early Fall.
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 have larger sizes in stock, the 3 - 4 ft, 4 to 5 ft, and 5 to 6 ft are currently on back order.
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 do carry larger sizes, however the 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft, and 5-6 ft sizes of this tree are currently on back order until further notice.
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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My cold hardy avocado froze in spring freeze in 77359 zip code. I had planted it in the ground last fall, same deepness as pot, and it was doing great until then. I left the tree in place and now (June) there are sprouts coming from the ground level. Are these sprouts from the rootstock, or the grafted? How can I know?
Frances G on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: The sprouts could be suckers popping up from the roots that are taking your tree's nutrients. They're most likely growing from the root stock. Trees are grafted by hand.
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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 established and transition into its new environment, but you could see fruit within the first year.
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Cold hardy avocado tree: A or B flower?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2014
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can I plant the avocado tree in my sandy yard?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
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will you post to Mallorca Island, Spain?
brenda b on Oct 11, 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
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what fruit trees are salt tolerant? [avocado,lime ,orange ect.]
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
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i s avocado salt tolerant?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
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At what temperature should I bring my tree indoors?
Brenda S on Oct 1, 2014
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We ordered this tree this summer along with the soil and container. How often should the avocado tree be replanted and how often should it be fertilized? Still looks very healthy but no signs of fruit.
A shopper on Sep 30, 2014
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Can it be planted outside in 97301 Salem Oregon?
Ken C on Sep 8, 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
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What would cause Black leaves? Some were black when it arrived but it seems to be getting worse.
logachelle on Aug 31, 2014
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Wanted 10 pieces 8 inches long scions of high quality and productivity avocado trees. Ship to Malaysia. What will it cost?
Jimmy on Aug 24, 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
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Do ou sell Haas trees?
Lynn D on Jun 21, 2014
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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.