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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

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

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

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

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

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

: 5-6 ft
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Height

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

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

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

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

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

: 4-5 ft

Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $179.90
Sale: $89.95
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Height

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

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

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

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

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

: 3-4 ft

Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $159.90
Sale: $79.95
50% OFF
Qty: 
Height

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

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

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

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

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

: 2-3 ft

Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
50% OFF
Qty: 
Height

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

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

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

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

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

: 1-2 ft

Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
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Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Cold Hardy Avocado Planting Mix

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

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

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

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

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


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Avocado Planting Kit
Avocado Planting Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIEHARD Transplant
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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.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Grows in all 50 States

Able to withstand frigid temperatures as low as 20 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. The Hass Avocado tree makes an excellent pollinator for the Cold Hard Avocado.

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..

Avocado Tree Pollination

While avocado trees are self-fertile, they generally have a much higher fruit yield when they have a mate to cross pollinate with. Each avocado tree is either a type A or a type B, and it’s best for cross pollination when a type A tree is paired with a type B tree.

Each tree has both male and female flowers, but they open at different times. With a type A avocado tree the female flowers open in the morning for 2 to 4 hours and close and the male flowers open the next day in the afternoon for a few hours. Female flowers on a type B avocado tree open in the afternoon for a few hours, and the male flowers open the next day during the morning.

The male flowers release pollen for female flowers to receive, and when a type A tree is near a type B tree then male and female flowers will open around the same time.

The Hass Avocado is a type A avocado tree, and the Cold Hardy Avocado is a type B.



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 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
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9-11 outdoors





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It's Easy to Plant your Cold Hardy Avocado

Specific Directions for Cold Hardy Avocado
Avocados can easily be grown in the home, garden, orchard or patio. They can be grown in America with great success and thrive in warm climates. They require little to no pruning and are easily contained.

Seasonal information: Cold hardy avocado trees typically do well areas that have mild winters. The cold hardy avocado is specially adapted to our cooler climates. They will grow in shade but prefer full sun when possible. A cold hardy avocado fruit has a 25% yield rate, which means, only 25% of the flowers will make fruit. The skin of the fruit is paper-thin, and purple-black in color. They have high quality flesh with a large amount of oil content and are hardy to about 20F once established.

Location: The roots are highly competitive, so be sure to allow space or consider potting your cold hardy avocado tree. Give the tree plenty of room, up to 20 feet if not containerized, to avoid competition. The Avocado can provide a perfect windbreak for windy inland canyons or beaches.

Planting instructions: Planting in fall or at the start of the rainy season is best. In cold winter areas, plant in the early spring so the tree has a chance to extend roots before winter sets in. Water the tree well before planting and choose a sunny area. Then, dig a hole larger than the pot you purchased it in and one to two inches deeper. Remove the tree from the pot and separate the roots, careful to avoid breakage. Water the tree and fill in the dirt as you water. Cover the new soil with mulch to retain moisture and keep weeds away.

Watering: Cold hardy avocado trees may not need to be watered during the winter season or rainy months, but watch for extended mid-winter dry spells. Over-watering can cause root rot, which is the most common cause of avocado death. To test to see if your tree has sufficient moisture and drainage, dig a small hole at least nine inches deep. Pick up a small handful of dirt and squeeze it. If it is moist (retains its squeezed shape), do not water. If it is dry and crumbly in your hand, you should water. Watch soil moisture carefully at the end of the irrigating season. Make sure the soil has dried out before winter arrives.

While the roots prefer to stay on the dry side, Avocado leaves love humidity. Indoor Avocados will do best if misted daily especially when you are running your heat during cooler months. You can also use a humidifier or fill your pot's saucer with rocks and add water; place your plant on the rocks ensuring the bottom of the pot is above the water line.

Fertilization: Commence feeding young trees after one year of growth by using a balanced fertilizer four times yearly. Older trees benefit from feeding with nitrogenous fertilizer applied in late winter and early summer. Yellowed leaves indicate iron deficiency. This can usually be corrected by spraying trace elements containing iron. Mature trees may also show a zinc deficiency.

Hardiness: If you are in a colder zone, and plant your Avocado in a container... or in a warmer zone planting it in the ground, make sure to cover (with burlap) during the first few years to prevent any browning over the winter.

Weed Control: Mulching will help prevent other weeds from growing nearby, though the cold hardy avocado tree rarely has this problem.

SUDDEN LEAF DROPPING: Unusual temperature changes cause plants to drop leaves. Late or early frosts typically cause this, as does something as subtle as moving potted fruit trees inside or out. Sometimes plants drop leaves to rid themselves of leaf parasites. Leaf drop is natural and the plant will typically replace its foliage during its natural growing season.

Pests: Deer and Small Animals: Deer can be a particular nuisance to your avocado tree, particularly when it has new growth as they like to nibble on the tree’s tender shoots. If this happens it can stunt the growth of the tree and also make it vulnerable to sunburn; before long your tree is ruined.

If you do have wild deer in your area you can protect your tree by wrapping the bark with trunk wraps. This may also help keep smaller critters like opossums, rabbits and squirrels from attacking your tree. Another alternative for keeping deer away is to put deer-deterring plants around your trees. Some of the most effective include Black-eyed Susan, Butterfly weed, Foxglove beardtongue, Nodding Onion, Stiff goldenrod, and Lance-leaved Coreopsis.

Ambrosia Beetles These insects burrow into tree trunks, branches and stems. The beetles also introduce fungi into the tree where it develops mycelia in the tree’s tissues. This in turn constricts the tree’s branches. They can be treated with permethrin.

Avocado Bud Mite This tiny insect can be found feeding on buds and developing fruit. They cause small spots of decay, fruit discoloration and malformation. The adult has a yellowish body. Infestations begin from March through May. They can be treated with an insecticidal spray.

Avocado Lace Bug Increasingly severe outbreaks of this bug have been seen since the 1990s. The insects are small, oblong and brown with ‘lacey’ wings. They are found on the underside of the leaves where they suck out the plant’s juice. They live in colonies that crowd the leaves’ undersides. They begin to build up from January through March.

Avocado Tree Girdler This adult snout beetle attacks younger trees up to six inches in diameter at ground level. The insect larvae created burrows as they feed. You should examine your trees twice a year, and look for the reddish frass extruded by the larvae. Treat the tree by removing the larvae and painting with tree wound paint.

Brown Garden Snail The Brown Snail has a soft, slimy body and a hard shell with yellow bands. They feed on the leaves and shoots of the avocado and stunt the growth of trees that have had topwork.

Snails are more active during the night time, so you should check your trees in the early morning. Both snails and slugs are repelled by copper. Fitting a band of copper around your tree’s truck will stop them gaining access from the ground but you also need to ensure the canopies are clear.

Caterpillars Leaf-rolling and web spinning caterpillars can infest avocado trees, feeding on the blooms and leaves. There is also a looper, Epimeces detexta (the lava of a grey-white moth) that feeds on avocado leaves in Florida. Looper will also feed on the tender new shoots on the upper part of the tree and even the fruit. Looper infestations tend to be more prevalent during the spring and summer months. They can be treated with an insecticidal spray or dust.

Mirids These are small sucking insects that feed from and interest their eggs into young avocado buds as they are opening. Attacks will destroy flowers and cause recently set fruit to fall. Check fruit for a wound which may lead to decay. Trees are usually vulnerable to Mirids during flowering and early fruit setting stages. They may be prevented by regularly cutting grass and weeds surrounding the trees. Mirids can be treated with Malathion.

Scale Insects Scale insects such as black and red scale can sometimes be a problem for avocado trees. They usually infest between May and July and can be treated with insecticide.

Spider Mite Florida avocado trees are particularly prone to the red mite. It begins its feast on the upper surface of the leaves then the midrib and finally around the leaf veins. These areas will turn brown. You may also see evidence of the mite’s casts. If you can see 6 or more mites per leaf you will need to spray with insecticide.

Insecticides The EPA has listed a number of insecticides that have been cleared for use on Avocados. These are: • Bacillus thuringiensis (Biobit, Cutlass, Dipel, Javelin, Vault, XenTari) • carbaryl (Sevin) • lindane • malathion (Cythion) • metaldehyde (slugs and snails) • methomyl (Lannate) • permethrin (Ambush, Pounce) • pyrethrins + rotenone (Pyrellin) • oils (Sun Spray, Volck oil) • rotenone (Rotacide) • soap, insecticidal (M-Pede) • sulfur (Thiolux, SuperSul) • diatomaceous earth + pyrethrin + pbo (Diatect Organic Plus)

Diseases: Anthracnose This is a fungal disease that can cause problems for mature avocado fruit, though it will sometimes also infect younger fruit, twigs and leaves. It causes black or brownish circular depressions on the fruit. These rapidly spread and cause the fruit to rot. The fungus can be treated with applications of a fungicide that has been approved for anthracnose.

Powdery Mildew It is not uncommon for avocado trees to become infected by powdery mildew. If this is left untreated it can affect the tree quite severely. The infection begins with dark green-purple spots on the undersides of the leaves, followed by with powder growth on the upper and lower surface. Fungicides approved for powdery mildew will fix it.

Pseudocercospora Spot This common avocado tree disease occurs in humid weather. It produces small brown lesions on fruits, stems and leaves. Some of the lesions may also grow a furry mass. This disease should be treated with treated with azoxystrobin or copper spray for avocado trees.

Root Rot Root rot caused by the Phytophthora fungi is not treatable. It causes the infected tree to die. The feeder roots blacken and the leave gradually wilt and fall. To protect your tree from this type of infection you should plant it in well-drained soil and avoid over-watering.

Scab Scab is caused by the fungus, Sphaceloma perseae. It occurs on twigs and leaves growing on the upper half of the avocado tree as well as the fruit. The infected fruit develops oval brown, slightly raised spots, which gradually sink. This disease should be treated with treated with azoxystrobin or copper spray for avocado trees.

Fungicide Caution Always use a fungicide, azoxystrobin or copper spray that has been approved by the EPA to treat specific disease on avocado trees. Always follow the directions exactly. Remove dead or infected material from the tree. Do not compost it.

Pruning: Cold hardy avocado need little to no training. These days, staking is avoided as it can cause strain on the tree. Fencing the tree with plastic mesh for the first two or three years will produce the desired result. You may wish to trim the tree’s skirts to deter small critters, but other than that, this tree is never pruned.

Pollination: You can increase your hardy avocado’s chances of pollination by planting two or three trees in the same area.

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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over 4 years ago
2011- I bought my Cold Hardy Avocado Tree this summer, when it arrived it was packaged in a heavy box. I was really impressed when i slid it out of the box. It was at least 7 feet tall. Beautiful tree!! I live in the south and i Potted it and took it in my house when it got down to 45 degrees. Now it is December and it is full of blooms and doing great. Every day it is doing something different. love my Cold Hardy Avocado tree.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
So far, so good! I live in the midwest (in zone 6). I planted my tree in a pot and kept it inside for the spring; it stayed alive but didn't grow much. When summer came I set it outside on our shaded porch where it thrived and grew many new leaves and grew several inches taller. Hopefully it survives the winter well inside. My only complaint is that I did not receive the ""important avocado tree planting tips"" until weeks after I received the tree. So when I initially potted it, I used soil that wasn't ideal, so then I had to re-pot it with different soil. It would have been helpful if these instructions came with the tree, or in an email after you place the order.
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December 31, 2012
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over 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
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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Love this tree.Bought this tree over a year ago. It was healthy when I received it. It was about two feet tall. Repotted it and keep it indoors for the most part do to the wind south west Kansas. Watered it once a week for the longest time now it twice a week because it is a little over six feet tall and healthy. Believe it or not I am going to have avocados this year. Not many but I see eight little green avocados. I pollinated with a little paint brush and kept it in a zip lock bag. I do keep this tree by my patio door so it does get a lot of sun light.
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May 1, 2015
Garden City, KS, US
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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
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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over 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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over 3 years 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
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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over 2 years ago
The 3 cold hardy avocado plants that I ordered did not survive the central Texas summer heat. These are suitable for hot house only.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
The top of the tree was cut off for shipping. The tree does not look good. The tree has not grew any taller.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Avocados anyone?
Has anyone actually gotten edible avocados from their tree? I keep seeing reviews that say they are "looking forward" to them. I have had my tree for about 2 years now and the first year I got about 4 small avocados that turned black and fell off when they were about the size of a quarter. No blooms or fruit since. Please someone tell me a success story with these trees!
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December 17, 2014
Solon Springs, WI, US
Growing Zone:
4
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
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I love my cold hardy avocado tree. I bought it last fall and it's growing well. We have 2 questions: Is it self pollinating? When will we see flowers?
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
GREAT Avocado Tree
So far, I LOVE this tree! I bought a 4-5ft tree before they were all gone and it came about 4 ft tall, with buds! Has a few nice branches. Some of the leaves were kinda discolored, no doubt from being in a dark box for a few days. I planted it in a sand, organic soil, rabbit manure, cedar shavings with small amounts of peat moss, and coco fiber. Buy the Transplant fertilizer, it really helped my tree adjust to the move!
If you are getting brown lines down the leaves and they are brittle you probably have persea mites, spray your tree with the following mixture:
1 gallon water
5 Tablespoons Organic LIQUID Soap
4 Tablespoons FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder and or Cheyanne Pepper

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

My Avocado is recovering more quickly than I expected. I've only sprayed it twice with this mixture and the leaves are a deep green again! If you do use this treatment for your avocados, please remember to snip off the leaves that have been damaged by the mites!!!
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April 21, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI, US
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
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
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
Purchased
over 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Great idea, but I wouldn't try it again. My tree lasted maybe 2 months.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado
In April 2014 a lovely 1' - 2' arrived.Put it in a large clay pot. It spent the summer in the kitchen garden in full sun for at least 4 hours a day. Brought it inside in Oct when the weather started to chill. Very little drama with leaf loss. ( The citrus trees dropped leaves but grew new just as fast.) I do believe it has grown a foot since I bought it. Yesterday I found buds forming in my little tree! I'm here today to buy a bigger one. I do have bunnies, chickens and goats. The trick may be my home grown organic compost. I mist often and under water rather than over. I own about 12 of their trees. I am happy with every one but the Tea Plant.
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January 13, 2015
NC, US
Growing Zone:
7
Nice looking, but no fruit or flowers
I have ordered many trees from fast growing trees. I have generally been happy with them. I've ordered three avocado trees. One arrived stressed and died quickly, but they sent out a replacement. All three see, to be growing ok, but I've yet to see any fruit or flowers. I've had one for 1.5 years! Kept in pots, outside in the summer, indoor in the winter.

The beetles seem to enjoy eating the leaves.
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September 16, 2014
Livonia, MI, US
Growing Zone:
4
I received my plant June 24th, 2013 and it was received in perfect condition. I should have read some of the previous reviews regarding that it needs shade as all my leaves turned brown along with the blooms everything dropped off. I had given it limited sun but still the leaves turned brown along with the very top of the tree. When I discovered the errors of my ways, I put a round tomato cage around the tree and then covered it with a shade cloth. That seemed to do the trick as now the tree has all kinds of new leaves, today being July 30, 2013. I am Sheridan, WY so my altitude is at 3743 feet. The next questions is whether it will produce any fruit as I haven't seen any reviews so far on whether anyone actually got avocados. Here is hoping and if I do, I will try to update to give others hope...
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
After looking promising it did not survive the winter and has not come back this spring or summer.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Will know more next year.
I planted this several months ago but it has not grown any at all. I am not sure if this is transplant shock but I did expect some growth. Hoping it will take off next spring. I live in Southern Alabama about 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.Write your review here.
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September 24, 2014
Foley, AL, US
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
my avocado tree
so, in reading all the reviews, it appears that NO ONE has ever gotton an avocado to eat....cant fool mother nature kids...if it sounds to good to be true, ......
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June 11, 2015
nyc, NY, US
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Always state ZONE when writing a Review - it helps!
I am about to order. I want to hear from Reviews or Fast Growing Trees that Zone 9 does well with Avocados. I want to plant two - how close can they be planted? 1.How many yrs. before they bear fruit? 2.Do they bear fruit every year, or every other year - some do. Mine will be planted near a lemon and a white peach tree that have been bearing fruit for three yrs. 3.Is this OK? 4.WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE VARIETY YOU SEND - 5.WHAT IS A COLD HARDY AVACADO? 6. Can I plant the new tree in the ground right away, or 7. must I transplant it into a larger pot so I can bring it indoors in the winter. Our winters can reach 28 or 30 at night.
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February 19, 2015
Lincoln, CA, US
Growing Zone:
9
Planted last year, started putting out leaves early part of this year, but all of a sudden dried up
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 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
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
Purchased
over 3 years 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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I had some apprehensions about what the condition of the tree would be after shipping. When it arrived it was fine. I wasn't able to plant it for a couple weeks. After planting it took about a month to see any growth then it took off and is doing well.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
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
This is my first purchase from this site and I have to say, I am very impressed! The tree arrived very well protected in it's heavy duty box. The foliage is just fantastic, very few leaves came off. It was supposed to be a 5-7' tree but when it finally straightened out, it is over 12' tall! I will definitly be returning to this site to buy all my trees!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
I am really happy with my avocado tree. It arrived nicely packaged with no damage to the leaves or stems. I have had it for a little over 4 months now. It hardly did anything until I pruned off the bottom two branches. (I wanted it to look more like a tree with a central stem and bushiness at the top.) After the pruning, it took off with growth! The top got really bushy with a bunch of new leaves and some new branches. I was a little worried about trying to grow an avocado tree because I've heard they can be tricky and don't like too much water. However, I have found that mine really likes water because I water it just as much as my other trees and plants. If anything, I think it likes being watered more often than the citrus trees or blueberry bushes do, which is weird. Also, I didn't have any trouble with putting it out in the sun. No burnt leaves or anything. Love it! I also have a praying mantis that hangs out in my tree. He helps eat those annoying bugs.

I have SEVERAL citrus trees, but the happiest of all of my trees is the avocado. It seems to love it here in Missouri. Who knew?!
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September 5, 2014
I wanted 2 small trees for my patio so when I saw I could have fresh avocados and the size tree I wanted.. yahoo! I put them in large pots on my patio and they are covered in new leaves. I kept them watered daily for the first month or so, then cut back to now 3 months later I water them weekly and they are doing great. So excited to see avocados next summer!?
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I am writing this in response to the other reviewer that said none of the reviews helped her. I want to say that I am in SC and in zone 8a where everyone says it is impossible to grow avocados; however, there was a write up in the paper about a very rare 10 year old tree in our city that produces fruit and was actually planted as a seed which is even more rare that it would actually fruit. So, it can be done. I got a tree from fast growing trees and it was kind of disapointing and small for the large one I paid for. I did get another one that really impressed, it was large and healthy so I am looking forward to avocados. I am going to baby it, I put two 55 gallon drums of water to warm it and will be keeping a light on it in winter to be sure it makes it through the first few years where they are delicate. Planted it by the pool and concrete so that acts as a heat sink also. Just gotta put some thought into where to plant these things in cold areas. It is good to plant SE and also behind a house if possible to protect from the wind. Location, location
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
I've had this tree for about a year now and it is doing well. I kept it inside for the winter and it's been on my patio since spring. No avocados yet, but it is healthy and growing
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Doing great over winter in my greenhouse in Western WA
Bought two in October. I repotted immediately and put them in my greenhouse to overwinter. They're doing fine. No growth yet, but didn't expect there would be this time of year. Only issue: one tree was much smaller than the other. Don't know is one tree was too small, or maybe I got lucky and was sent one tree that was much more developed. They are approx. the same height but one seems much more mature.
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January 9, 2015
Purchased
10 months 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
Purchased
over 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Planted this fall..indoors in the winter
Moved it indoors in a pot fir the winter...lets see how it does over time. No fruit on the tree for now
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November 29, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Its healthy looking, to date no flowers, or fruit, until then its2 star
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December 31, 2012
I received my ""1-2ft"" cold hardy avocado today after ordering 6 days ago. My first impression was that it was well packed and when I removed it from the box I was surprised to see it was much taller than expected (40 inches tall above the graft! And has a tag stating it's in the 2-3 ft category, vice 1-2ft.) While a few leaves have charred ends and some are broken and chewed, the plant looks to be in overall good health. I am potting it today and look forward to a good experience with this little tree
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
happy in massachusettes
currently my avocado tree seems very happy in a south facing window in my kitchen. the temp. out side is a frigid 6 degrees and it's going lower tomorrow. my tree arrived in great shape and spent a month and a half outside before it got cold. there are a few new leaves and it didn't drop many after coming inside. i'm anticipating a fruitful summer of 2015
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January 7, 2015
Purchased
11 months 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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I have 2 avocado trees and they are both doing great. I didnt get any fruit yet, but I only had them a year.I would buy them again
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Love the tree. It grew about 10 inches over the summer. It seems to be doing well indoors too. I can't wait to see how much it grows next summer.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Review Title
had great luck with the tree so far did mot lose any leaves and it sprouted many new branches and new growth we'll see how it does so the fall and winter . Did not flower or put any fruit on this year but that was expected
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September 11, 2014
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
When we received the tree after being shipped for nearly a week. I thought 100% it would not live. I accidentally ripped half the roots out putting it in the ground and its grown healthy and strong. I am so happy that everything worked out. Hopefully next year I will start to see fruit.
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November 4, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
So far so good.
I have 4 trees, and so far they are doing very well, but they haven't gone through a winter in the south eastern part of NC. Hopefully they will do fine. I love avocados.
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October 9, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
I have the avocado plant in a pot. I had it in doors for about a month but it didn't look good so I brought it outside. It is doing much better. We have had draught and temperatures in the 100s for most of the summer and the plant is still doing great. I have new growth coming up from the bottom of the plant and it looks very healthy. Every plant or tree purchased from Fast-Growing-Trees this year has made it through this tough summer and look much better than anything else in the yard with the exception of the peach trees I planted.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
This was the first tree we ordered from Fast Growing Trees - we are thrilled. There were only 2 leaves broken off in the box, it was packed beautifully. I'm really looking forward what is to come in the Spring
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
after a slow start and some help from you staff,our little tree is showing signs of life. we had to get the watering pattern down,but its growing new growth now.we'll have to see how long it takes for it to produce
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Happy!!
I purchased two trees on sale as a housewarming gift for my son. I was so happy when they arrived!! They weren't the small tree I was expecting! They were both three and a half feet tall, healthy root system and nice foliage. They were planted according to the directions that came with them and they are doing fantastic! At least another 6 inches of growth! My son and his family are very pleased and look forward to many years of fresh avocados!
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October 17, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
I have bought 2 Avocado trees from Fast Growing Trees and they are both doing wonderful. I have them out on my front porch out here in Eastern Ohio. I am getting ready to buy my last avocado tree from here. All of the trees that I have bought from here are doing great and I have bought about 7 trees total.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
I run one of the larger garden centers in North Central Texas. I ordered from this company because avocados are out of season at my store. I am pleasantly surprised at the condition of this plant. I know how hard it is to have an avocado this vibrant at this time of year. My plant is well cultivated, well packaged, well potted, and already trying to bud. I initially found the prices to be pretty high, but they are well justified. I will definitely be buying more trees here in the future.
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February 5, 2015
Dallas, TX, US
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
My favorite
I bought my tree like 3 months ago and I repotted it in a huge pot and it's close to my front door where it gets shade during the morning and sun in the evening. Right away it started getting new leaves and its constant. It was about 3 feet and now its very healthy looking. I water it every third day and myst it with water and keep the bugs away. I just started feeding it and so far its loving it. hoping it get taller by next year and might plant it. but for now I will keep it in the pot since it loves it. wish I could post a pic. hope this helps :)
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August 10, 2015
Del Valle, TX, US
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
I recieved my tree in good shape late spring, put it in a planter then noticed that it had four small avocado, they did fall out, I think because of the transplanting. I do see new growth and leafs are very healthy, cant waite until next year! thanks to Pam at Fast Growing Tree
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
I ordered one of these trees last spring I had it on my front porch it really leafed out and is very pretty. I brought it in for the winter. It is still alive. It is dropping some leaves but I think it will be fine. I just now ordered a second tree. I'm hoping with two I will get fruit faster. I bought insurance on the first tree because of my brown thumb but I didn't on the second, I think the first tree gas proven to be hearty!
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January 11, 2015
Boise, ID, US
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
finally have small avacado's
I've had this about two years now growing in my greenhouse, there is no heating so it gets down into the 30's on cold nights and up to about 115 on hot days. It has been growing and has had flowers before but they fell off. I thought the same thing was happening again but now I see alot of small avocados, the largest is the size of a small grape. We'll see if they mature but at least there is hope.
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April 20, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Cold hardy avocado is a beautiful plant. I planted one last year October. It died during the winter. FGT gave me a part refund I used in buying a new tree. I planted it late march and it seems to be doing well. Right now I cannot say how well it is going to do but will keep you posted.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Just got my tree yesterday and I was so excited! It was well packaged and the soil was still a little damp even. The leaves do seem to be rather brittle but I think that's from the shock of being in a box and shipped for 5 days. I'm keeping it in a fairly sunny window inside my house for a couple of days before I pot it so that hopefully it can recover from some of the shock before being shocked again by the transplant. I can't wait for avocados, really hoping it does well
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December 31, 2012
I bought ought the Cold Hardy Avocado tree mid-summer, so was not expecting a flowering this year. But this morning I looked and I have flowers (in September). I will definitely have guacamole next year! I live in the DC area, and this cold hardy version is great
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 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
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Had two avocado trees from here. The first lasted a few months before the leaves slowly started to turn brown on the edges and died then the branches died slowly. The cause was diagnosed as a mildew on the roots. I sent an email to the company and to their credit gave me full credit. I mentioned the issue with my previous tree and was told the problem with the mildew was fixed. I opted for a larger tree in hopes that it would be stronger. The second tree arrived and with in the month displayed the same symptoms. I brought the tree to the same greenhouse and they tested the soil and roots to find that it had the same issue as a previous tree. I started the same treatments with an anti fungal anti mildew solution and follow the instructions. however every couple of months the problem would present itself again. eventually the mildew once again took the life of the tree. customer service at fast growing trees has been very nice however I would be hesitant to order another avocado tree from them.
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June 9, 2015
Growing Zone:
6
2 day shipping and the tree looks great.can't wait to get it in the ground.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
WOW
The only expression I can find is WOW!!!!
Al the trees I have acquired from FGT came in excellent health, even in the hard summer we are having in Texas. After transplanting the trees they only lost some leaves (that came previously damaged) and in only less than 3 weeks a lot of new sprouts are coming with a beatiful tender green. AWSOME!!!.
This commentary can be applied to a Has avocado, an Arbequina olive, two Tulip Poplar, one Royal Empress Tree and three Black Tornless Berries.
Again and again WOW
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August 3, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Beautiful Trees
I purchased two Cold Hardy Avocado trees. They are beautiful. I've had them only a few months so they have produced no avocados but they look as though they could. They look very health. There was been little growth, but they are recovering from the shock of being transported and adapting to their new location.
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July 30, 2015
Chehalis, WA, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Read planting instructions first
We only received our plants recently and will be growing them outdoors until cooler weather here in Michigan. What I see as a challenge is protecting from high winds when flowering which I imagine will be a year from now or perhaps two. Even though potted I do not have an outdoor protected area at present to move them. Still we are excited to be able to harvest our own avocados and that is what we are anticipating eventually.
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August 18, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Loved the shape I received my tree
I ordered one and it arrived in much better shape then any other tree I've ever ordered from other companies I will only order from fast growing trees from now on .they are a little more expensive but like my grandma always told me you get what you pay for Awesome company Awesome products. Very fast service and very knowledgable I loved my first avocado plant so much I have since ordered a second one. Also ordered grapes which were of top quality also. Thank you so very much
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July 24, 2015
San antonio, TX, US
Growing Zone:
9
I can't wait to harvest my own avacados!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
VERY VERY SATISFIED
I received the Cold Hardy Avocado tree and was very impressed with the way that it was packed. I ordered these trees from another company and 2 out of 3 died within the first year. This tree not only looked better when I received it but it has grown at least a foot since I received it about 6 months ago. I am very pleased with this product and the communication from your company. I would recommend this tree and your company all day long. SARGE
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold hardy avacado
About a week from ordering the tree it arrived on my front porch in a cardboard box. I instantly transplanted the tree in a larger pot with yummy soil. It's responded well it's first summer. I have seen a lot of new growth and I look forward to grinding avacados in the future . Thanks Pam
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August 5, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avacado
I waited a couple of weeks after receiving my trees to write this review. I was a bit apprehensive after reading reviews of other trees not doing well, but took the plunge and ordered two trees since previous trees from fast-growing trees have done well. So far so good! Both trees seem to be established in the new pots, I used the planting mix and followed the planting suggestions with rocks in the bottom of the pot and sand mixed in with the potting mix and organic soil. I'm seeing new growth on both trees and am watering them consistently but trying not to drown the trees either. Fingers crossed the trees continue to do well and make the transition inside when the fall weather sets in here in Maryland.
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August 23, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Review Title
I love my cold hardy a avacodo tree it is a pretty tree. It is putting on new leaves. It takes very little water.really the tree takes very little care.
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October 10, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Great Avocado Tree
I bought 2 of these trees, and they are doing great. I have not planted them yet because of all the rain we have had, I found that they don't do well in wet areas until they have grown some bark on the tree.
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July 28, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
My Avocado is growing well. I live in Kansas so will need to keep inside this winter. This is new to me so will be watching
and hoping for the best!
Marilyn Riley
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July 31, 2015
Topeka, KS, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Avacado Tree
My avocado tree came in a couple months ago, along with a couple other trees I had ordered. Arrives slightly dehydrated which was expected, took care to re-pot it along with some all natural manure. Pot is sitting in my garden next to my potted meyer lemon tree and block of corn. Growing fast and really well. Leaves are healthy and already grown in to where damaged leaves were. Bringing inside for my New England winter weather. Hopefully I get a bountiful harvest of avocados. Otherwise still a cool plant to collect.
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July 28, 2015
Natick, MA, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
i love this tree...
it does grow new leaves and drops the old leaves like you said....the tree came in beautiful shape and still looks amazing....i hope i will someday get some avocados...
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July 29, 2015
Wyandotte mi., MI, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Beatiful Trees! Very Hardy and fast growing.
We received our Cold Hardy Avocado trees in excellent condition and superbly packaged for transit as we have all our purchases from FGT.

They have exceeded our expectations in cold hardiness and growth rate.

I highly recommend these marvelous trees.
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July 24, 2015
Caddo Gap, AR, US
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Almost 4 months old, looking great in Central IL!
Received my small tree in early May and potted in container on the patio. It has grown over a foot and filled out nicely. I hardly had any leaf drop...maybe 4 leaves...and the leaves on it now are beautiful & glossy, but I haven't had any flowers at all. Don't know if this is usual for a brand new tree. When the wind blows strong, it still needs support from the bamboo stake it came with, though I had to cut the initial bindings and re-do them, as the trunk got larger. I am very hopeful for this tree!
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August 31, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
The avocado lost some leaves during transportation, but has really taken off after planting. I'm very pleased with it.
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August 10, 2015
Laredo, TX, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado
i have only had my tree for a month or so but it really is doing great, it arived looking perfect. it is very healthy, and i hope i can keep it that way. I want to be eating avocados soon. I did pot it up in a bigger pot but not big enough it has grown very well. I would recomend this company as i have bought other things and all was perfect. I would rate this very high
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
One plant arrived in good condition and one did not. I called and another plant was sent immediately. Great customer service. I will but again from Fast Growing Trees
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Excelent quality and shipping.
My tree came in without a scratch or leaf missing, not even any soil out of the pot. Well rooted and healthy enough to use as a house plant. It was planted in May and has only put out a few inches of growth on one limb. Very little leaf loss since planting. The winter will be the test.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Avocados in Missouri
I have two cool hardy avacodos in containers. I lost one last year by not providing enough drainage. so far this year these two are donig just great. We have had lots of rain but with good drainage they are growing really well. I will move them onto an enclosed porch for the winter, but the porch is not heated and gets down to about 40 degrees so that is why I am trying cold hardy trees.

All three of the trees I ordered from Fast-Growing arrived very healthy and I only lost the one due to my mistake.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
AMAZING TREES
When I bought these 2 Avocado Trees I was skeptical that they would actually grow into trees this year. But, oh my goodness. They are absolute beautiful trees - almost 5 feel tall with full branches and so healthy. Thank you! We are looking forward to harvesting out first avocados. Anyone who has tried to grow a tree from the seed (which I'm guilty of) give up and buy these trees.
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July 26, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Review Title
Still waiting for Avocados ! My patience is wearing thin! I'm dying to make guacamole!
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August 12, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Haven't had an avocado in my salad yet, but it does seem to be healthy and growing well.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Growing
It is looking good. I planted in a pot outside. Will bring it in the house in the winter. It has grow some in the last month.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado
Arrived in good condition and transplanted without any trouble. Plant has thrived since and look forward to first crop. It beats the leaves off of another avocado we have that is the same size, started from a seed, as far as healthy looking and withstanding the FL rainy season afternoon thunderstorms. Look forward to comparing their yields once they both start producing.
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July 25, 2015
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
A little unsure....
I want to be excited about this tree, I love all the other fruit trees we got from here and they are all doing extremely well. This one is much slower growing than the others (Lemon, Fuji Apple, and Clementine) therefore its without fault of its own a bit disappointing.
It is growing though, it is posted sitting on our back deck, I am in VA and it snows her and some winters the ground freezes so I wanted to pot it so I could bring it inside.
With all that said. Bottom line, its healthy, growing, thriving and I am sure will bare fruit soon. Over all I am pleased.
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July 28, 2015
Fredericksbug, VA, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Surprised!
So far so good with the avocado. It really is important to plant it as directed. I used a compost for planting it but ended up changing the soil to a different compost because the tree didn't like it. We purchased in Spring 2015 and so far it's grown about 12-16 inches. Looking forward to seeing how it fares with Florida east coast winters.
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August 3, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
So far good, no problems. We have it planted in a 1/2 whiskey barrel on patio. We hope it continues and does well thru the winter and produces plenty of fruit. Nancy/Darrell
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July 24, 2015
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado Doing Fine
This tree came in perfect health. Did not loose leaves like the instructions warned we probably would. It continues to grow quite nicely. We keep it in full sun.
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August 3, 2015
Ashvhille, NC, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
COLD HARDY AVOCADO
Holding their own.We will see in a few months how they are.
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July 24, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Love my tree. Can't wait for avocados
So far the tree is doing great. I bought a tall one, so hope to get fruit soon. We will see.
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November 6, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
i love my tree
My first tree came nicely packed. It didn't grow much for a while but than it start growing like crazy. Ran into some bugs issue in a while but some common repellant helped a lot. Overall great experience!!!
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Avocado Trees are doing well
Very happy with the quality of thee trees. I originally bought a cold hardy avocado tree and then a hass avocado tree.

Both are doing well in large containers, and have survived the crazy Chicago weather. Trees were bought in april and its almost august now!!! Will let you know how the avocados are this time next year. Definitely will be buying more!!!
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July 24, 2015
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado Trees (2)
Shipment was very fast and trees arrived in good condition. Planted them (pots) soon after arrival. They did not loose any leaves and have started growing. The only problem was that the trunks were very limber and I still have them tied so the trunks will be straight.
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August 5, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Still doing well
The plants are alive in 95 to100 degrees heat and growing slowly. Hope they do well in the rest of the hot summer and cooler winter.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
A sad story
This tree seemed quite good when I got it - wellbranched and a generous supply of healthy foliage but it seemed to have had some minor insect damage. t died in its second year of fungal damage; it never had signs of flowering or fruiting. I've bought 36 5-6-ft trees from ast-Growing Tres, and this has been the only disappointment.
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July 28, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
Haven't had it but a few months. Its still a baby, won't have fruit right away. But its growing. I'm happy.
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July 30, 2015
Growing Zone:
7
Cold Hardy Avocado
Too soon to tell. Some leaves fell and some have bites out of them.
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July 25, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Slow and Steady
My tree arrived trimmed down as expected. I immediately moved it to a larger container, mulched it, and placed it outside. It took about 2 week then the tree took off growing many new branches and leaves. I would have to say the tree has probably doubled in size now that I have had it for 2 months. I do not see any flowing yet so I am assuming the tree is too young to produce fruit but I am hopeful for next year.
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July 24, 2015
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Review Title
Leaf drop when I received it.
New leaves coming up.
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July 26, 2015
Purchased
6 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Avacados tree
It took a while to do anything. The leaves started dying and finally it sprouted a new branch. It haven't grown much in a couple of months.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
My C H Avacados
I initially bought two 2ft trees. One arrived with good root stock and is thriving. The other had a minimal root stock and did not survive after a month. FG Trees replaced it free of charge. I have planted it as directed. It had minimal roots also but after two weeks it is still alive but shows no sign of growth.
I am treating it a directed and hopefully it start to show growth.
Overall I am pleased with FG Trees and will buy in the future.

Jim Arman
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
started off slower than i expected, but put on new leaves last week. since it started it has gron 6 in in 10 days. did not loose any leaves when transplanted , it is growing a a 5 gal bucket.
beautfil tree .
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July 31, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
too early to know
trees came in good condition. in ground for 6 months. too early to know anything but they seem ok
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Looks Great!
If the tree bears fruit as well as it looks healthy, I will be most pleased....I only gave it 4 stars now because it's not ready for fruit yet....I am confident that the 5th star is just around the corner....
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
love my avocado tree's
my avocado trees are doing great. I hope they keep it up.
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July 27, 2015
Dayton, NV, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Cold Hardy Avocado
When I got the tree it looked good, but got spots on the leaves more and more. No growth. I put it outside a month ago when warmer, and thought, it's either going to die or live, and quit worrying over it. I went out a couple weeks ago and cut off several of the worst leaves, there was only a dozen. It then started to get 1/2 dozen new ones, but they are all being eaten by something. I will be glad for advice.
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July 26, 2015
Purchased
5 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
rate of growth
The tree seems to be doing okay but isn't growing much. I am curious it.us as to when I could reasonably expect fruit.
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July 29, 2015
Corpus Christi, TX, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
looks pretty good so far
I like it. I just got not long ago. To early to tell anything yet.
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August 3, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
waiting for avocados
It is has been a few months since I received it and the avocado has not grown at all but it also has not died. I am assuming it is just getting use to me. It appears to be healthy so in time I look forward to many avocado's. The packing of the plants I ordered was very nice with not damage from shipping.
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July 28, 2015
elma, WA, US
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Sadness
A bit bummed about my poor avocados, followed the directions, and once planted in the yard it was all down hill. Pulled one up to repot it, grubs inside the stem, they were not in the yard very long so not sure when this one became infested. The other, just lost all of its leaves and started to have the steam die, that is now back in a pot and I am hoping to bring it back to life to replant next year in the yard.
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August 18, 2015
Panama City, FL, US
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2 months ago
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10
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Tender
 
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Cold hardy avocado
Arrived with speed and in excellent condition.;however it's just sitting there and not growing. Even bought a bag of your potting soil to plant it with.
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August 9, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
New healthy shoot
This young avocado plant seems to be healthy and growing. Put out new shoot with seven healthy leaves after I planted it in a bigger pot. Will replant in spring as it is still spindly and am keeping it in the porch/veranda during winter to observe how it does in cold weather. It seldom snows here but winter can be quite cold.

Vivienne McClain
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September 12, 2014
Purchased
1 year 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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over 3 years ago
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Maybe not for Texas?
Bought this last year, did great outside and then inside for winter. Not so this year, put it out this spring and it slowly started turning brown, PH is spot on and soil not to wet or dry.
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July 2, 2015
My avocado tree is beautiful and voluptuous. I am very pleased with it.
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December 31, 2012
Very pleased with this Avocado tree . . . we may have some fruit on it this year.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 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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over 4 years ago
I just got my Cold hardy Avocado and let's just say that I am very pleased. Way more than expected. I cant wait for my first tree ripened avocado. :o)
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
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customer service at Pam's fast-growing trees
My tree was in the mail for 7 days so when I got it the leaves were already dropping off. Most of the leaves fell off but the ones that remained now look healthy so I have great hopes for it. This is my second tree from Pam's fast growing trees. The first one was in the mail for 10 days because of floods. The tree was dead and I reported it to customer service and a replacement tree was sent out the same day at no extra charge. I consider that great customer service. I will buy more trees from them in the future.
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July 28, 2015
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3 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
i have i cuestion about a 10 years avocado tree form seed grown 12 ft h/5w. the tree has like lite white bark very thine lite leafs some year it flowes like 10 to 20 flowers and it drops the in aroud 2 months later please help me
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December 31, 2012
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for cross pollination with the Hass
robert h on Sep 2, 2015
Hopefully we can put them on a protected patio for most of the year. bringing them inside only during coldest part of winter
Donna S on Aug 25, 2015
good pollinator with hass avocado and healthy
Vincent Y on Aug 26, 2015
Maybe I haven't seen it before, it can be grown in container, and I am curious to know how it looks like and its taste. I hope it tastes good as advertise.
Van T on Aug 24, 2015
How long will it be before the tree/s produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Our larger size trees (4-5 ft and 5-6 feet) are blooming and fruiting size, and will often come with fruit already growing; it will take a few months for any new avocado to acclimate to its new home, but you should have new blooms within the first year or so and fruit the year after, since it can take 6 to 9 months for the fruit to mature. Smaller trees will take longer to get big enough to bloom and fruit, but you should have the first blooming from them 2-3 years after planting and fruit growing shortly afterward. Of course, the first harvests are quite small, but as the tree matures, they can give you substantial numbers of Avocados. We sell grafted trees that will produce delicious, high-quality fruit in just a couple of years, not seedlings that take 7-10 years to even think of blooming and fruiting, and yield poor quality fruit, if they even produce any.
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What type of fertilizer is used when growing avocados?
Alfred T on Jan 6, 2015
Best Answer: You can use a good balanced fertilizer, like 10-10-10- or 20-20-20, or a fertilizer formulated specifically for avocado trees (usually a very similar composition to fertilizer for citrus trees). Use 4 times a year. Once your tree is older, give it a nitrogenous fertilizer once a year in late winter; it will probably also need some iron (yellowed leaves) and zinc, though not on a frequent basis.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 27, 2015
What is the name of this avocado tree?
happistar on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: The Cold Hardy Avocado is a variety of Persea american; we offer either Bacon or Brogden, depending on availability. Both are superior, cold hardy cultivars that produce fruit that is rich and nutty in flavor.
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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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should I prune my avocado tree? Thanks Emily
Emily B on Jan 17, 2015
Best Answer: You don't have to prune your avocado, but you might want to. Whether you are growing in a pot or in the ground, some formative pruning in the first 2-3 years is helpful to encourage the tree to be more bushy and to grow out, not up. This makes harvesting and caring for your tree a lot easier. As the tree matures, you might want to prune 1-2 large branches at the top each year to help control height; do not remove the lower tree branches, where a lot of the fruit is borne.
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What type of potting soil would I use for planting the avocados tree in pot?
Mary B on Feb 28, 2015
Best Answer: You need a potting soil mix that drains sharply, like one for Cactus. Do not use one heavy in peat, as it is intended to hold moisture at the plant's roots, which is not what an Avocado needs.
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Just received my 3-4' avocado tree today. I am planning on keeping it indoors for the winter. Would you please tell me what type/size growing bulb you recommend for my Cold Hardy Avocado?
Rita W on Jan 13, 2015
Best Answer: Of course, nothing beats sunlight for growing plants. However, many people don't have a bright enough spot in the house for the winter, so you can supplement with daylight or standard cool white tubes to add light to you plants, the stronger the better. 48-inch 32 watts 6500 CFL bulbs, 11-14 hours a day is recommended. Growing under fluorescent lights alone will give you a straggly plant; you will need sunlight or metal halide lights in addition. Don't let the lights get too close to the plants, as they can heat them up too much, and you will need to cut the lights off for part of the 24 hours to give the plants some night. Avocados like cooler temperatures at night, around 60 degrees F. in order to bloom. You can also buy plant lights that are made specifically for growing plants, and the manufacturer takes the guesswork out of it for you.
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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, so you don't have to have another Avocado around for it to bear fruit. If it blooms indoors, you might want to shake it a bit to spread the pollen, since you will have no bees or wind to do it for you. However, as with all fruit trees they will each produce more with two trees, but you will need to use a different type of tree for your avocado yield to increase. Two of the same type likely won't increase production much. You want an A type and a B type tree to produce the most fruit. Two "A" type trees will open male and female at the same time. A B type tree opens the opposite the A type so you'll have it open male when the A type is open female. Our Cold Hardy Avocado is a type B. You could use a type A if you are really interested in increasing your harvest: the Hass avocado is a type A, which you can find on our web site.
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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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How will this grow in a greenhouse?
Liza F on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: If you live in a zone that is above 9b, and have to grow your Avocado in a container, it would be ideal to have it in a greenhouse for the winter (lots of bright sun as well as protection from cold temperatures) and move it outside for the summer, when a greenhouse can get really hot. I am assuming your greenhouse has heat to keep it above freezing at night.
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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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1) Will this plant reasonably thrive in s. Eastern Virginia and 2) Appearance aside, is the taste & texture still similar/pleasant enough to make good guac with? Is it more buttery/oily like a HASS or more like the "watery" Florida types? In short, in terms of taste, is this tree going to produce something familiar or something I wouldn't normally think of as a normal advocado?
Jonathan R on May 8, 2015
Best Answer: The Cold Hardy Avocado will need to be planted in a container and brought indoors for the winter in Virginia - it is not cold hardy past zone 9a. Many people in areas with cold winter temperatures have been able to enjoy having fresh avocados this way. The flavor is rich and nutty - the classic avocado taste.
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Will they grow in a temp above 100 degrees?
Joe L on Apr 18, 2015
Best Answer: They will love it.
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Are the leaves deciduous?
Mary N on Jul 9, 2015
Best Answer: The tree has leaves all year, but they do eventually get old and drop off, particularly in the spring when new foliage is actively growing.
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Will a Haas Avocado cross polinate with a Cold Hardy Avocado Tree?
Suzi C on Mar 24, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, having both the A type Hass and the B type Cold Hardy Avocado, you can increase your crop significantly.
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I live in zone 8, my question is, can I grow a avacado tree and will it produce fruit?
Danny H on Jul 18, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Danny It can be grown in zone 8 as a patio plant, but not in the ground. We sell grafted varieties that will produce fruit 2-3 years for planting, so it depends on what size tree you buy. If you buy the larger sizes (4-5 feet or sometimes a 5-6 foot size is available), you can even have some fruit on the tree when you receive it. Smaller sizes might need a year or two to get established before blooming, and then having fruit the following year.
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Are these leaves poisonous if my indoor cats eat them? I am trying to figure out where I will keep the potted tree when I bring it inside in the fall.
Misty M on Jun 6, 2015
Best Answer: No they are not. I place my potted avocado tree by a sunny window.
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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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How does the flavor compare to Haas Avocados?
Lincoln on Apr 16, 2015
Best Answer: The flavor is very similar to Hass, creamy, nutty, and delicious.
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I'm planning on keeping my plant in a pot, Nebraska winters make it necessary. When it is full grown what size pot will work best?
Liza W on Apr 8, 2015
Best Answer: Most experts recommend a 24 inch pot or a half wine barrel, and you will need to have it on a wheeled base to make it easier to move the plant indoors. You will gradually get to that size by repotting every year or two into a pot 2 inches larger than the year before. Judicious pruning will also help keep your plant a manageable size.
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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: Grown outdoors, the Cold Hardy Avocado can grow into a nice-sized tree 20-30 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, though it can be kept pruned smaller for easier harvesting and maintenance. Grown in a pot, it will be naturally much smaller, and can be kept to 6-8 or so feet tall and 5-6 feet wide with a little pruning.
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How salt tolerant is the Cold Hardy Avocado?
FRED G on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: The Mexican type of Avocados (which we sell) are not salt tolerant. Avoid using fertilizers with high salt content, such as manure, and fertilize no more than 4 times a year and you can use composted organic matter to help enrich the soil. Frequent, deep watering will help leach out salt, but this must be done with care, as Avocados don't like to be saturated any more than they like salt. You must be sure you have good drainage! If you live in an area with high salinity levels, you can also grow your tree in a pot with fast-draining citrus or cactus potting mix, and water with distilled water.
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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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My 3-4ft avocado tree had a lot of flowers, but after about 3-4 weeks, I saw only about 12 little avocados. After 4-5 weeks, there isn't one avocado left on the tree. Why is this happening??
Henry L on Jun 9, 2015
Best Answer: Avocado trees naturally experience a fairly large degree of fruit drop; in fact, often less than 1% of an avocado tree's flowers will end up growing into mature fruit. To encourage the fruit to develop, you can make sure the roots have as little stress as possible; apply a 3 inch mulch (leave 3 inches all around the trunk clear) and don't remove the dropped leaves or rake or hoe under the tree while it is blooming and fruitiing, so as to not disturb the shallow roots. Water your tree deeply whenever rainfall is inadequate, but monitor the ground's dampness and don't water if it is moist - both under watering and over watering can cause fruit to drop. Prune off any overly vigorous vegetative growth with no flowers or fruits on them. And do not fertilize with nitrogen while it is flowering and fruiting, as nitrogen will stimulate vegetative growth that competes with the fruit for the plant's resources. Another possibililty is that you have insect damage - avocado thrips or mites both will cause fruit drop; thrips will need to be treated with an insecticidal oil. If you simply have mites, a hard spray of water will help control them by knocking them off the tree.
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What time of year are the avocados ripe?
Carla D on May 4, 2015
Best Answer: This is a Bacon derived tree, which is normally ready to pick from November through March. Note that an Avocado will not ripen on the tree so you won't be able to pick it and eat it. It has to be picked and then sit for about 1-2 weeks before it will be ripe and ready to eat. When you think they look ready, pick one and let it sit for 2 weeks. If it kind of shrivels up, they're not ready. If it softens, then they're ready. You can leave them on the tree for a quite a while.
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Is the cold hardy avocado trees sold in this advertisement type A or type B blooming trees?
Sarge on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: The Cold Hardy Avocado is a type B Avocado. The Hass Avocado is a type A. Type A blooms open in the morning as a female receptive to pollen, and then shed pollen as a male the following afternoon. Type B cultivars are receptive to pollen in the afternoon and shed pollen the next morning.
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Where are you located and where is the tree shipping from?
Marco G on Nov 26, 2014
Best Answer: We're located in and ship our trees from South Carolina.
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How soon will I get avocados if I live in the panhandle of Florida. Also, what time of year are they ready to be picked? Also near the beach, so soil is all sand. Do I need to grow in a pot?
Carla D on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on the size of the tree you get you should have fruit within the first year or two. The larger the tree, the faster it will start producing fruit. However, most trees need a year to get transitioned into their new environments before they produce fruit. Sandy soil is fine for avocado trees, but they're sensitive to high levels of salt. You may want t grow your tree in a pot and give it distilled water.
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How long do avocado trees live ?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Avocado trees can live up to 70 years depending on the climate and environment they are in.
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do we spray the tree for insects?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: If you are experiencing an issue with insects there are a variety of organic sprays you can use on your tree. If you aren't having problems, you don't need to do anything!
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I live in Portland Oregon And want to know can i plant this cold avacado tree outside in my back yard?
Josue V on Aug 28, 2015
Best Answer: The Cold Hardy Avocado would not be recommended outside in your area (zone 8). I would go ahead and plant it in a pot so you will be able to take it in inside for mid/late fall and winter.
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I live in zone 9, I'd really love to invest in this Haas Avocado Tree. However I don't see any reviews within my zone. Can you give me some feed back?
Salimah M on Jun 26, 2015
Best Answer: You should be able to grow it outdoors, especially if you are in 9b. If you live in 9a, if the temperatures dip to below 30, you might want to give some protection to your young tree, such as placing a blanket over a frame that doesn't touch the tree, or twining some Christmas lights around it and turning them on while the cold spell lasts. As the tree gets older, it is better able to withstand short periods in the upper twenties. You can also grow it in a large pot that you wheel into a protected place if you have a sold snap in the twenties.
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Do I need more than one Avocado tree to produce fruit? Many trees require at least two, or they won't. Is this the case, here?
Mandy on Jun 16, 2015
Best Answer: Avocado trees are self pollinating, but the yield can be increased a good deal by having a tree of another type to pollinate it. Our Cold Hardy Avocado is a Type B tree (which starts out male, and turns to female) and you would need a Type A tree, like the Hass (starts out female and turns to male) to increase the yield from greater pollination.
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when/how can I prune the tree to keep it manageable to move indoors for winter?
kim k on May 21, 2015
Best Answer: These trees take well to pruning; however, remember that you will be reducing fruit production for one to several seasons for the branches you prune, because fruit is borne at the ends of the branches. Best time for heavy pruning is early spring, just before the spring growth flush. Light pruning can be done any time.
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Are these trees deer resistant?
Elena C on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: Deer will eat avocado leaves, especially when the foliage is young, and they will damage the bark. You can protect your tree by wrapping the trunk, by putting your tree in a fenced area, and by placing it among plants that deer do not care for, like Butterfly weed, Foxglove, or Black-eyed Susan.
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Is this a dwarf cold hardy avocado tree?
Rachael O on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: This is a semi-dwarf variety. It responds very well to being pruned and can be kept at desired shapes and heights.
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Will these avocados grow 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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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.
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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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From the items available, will the tree bear fruit right away or I have to wait many years to harvest a single fruit?
Renato A on Aug 18, 2015
Best Answer: You will not have to wait many years to harvest. We use grafted stock so we've eliminated about 5 years of growth. Therefore it bears fruit much sooner than non grafted avocado trees
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has anyone actually gotten avocados from a container plant?
Karen K on Aug 9, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, we have had customers who have had success container growing avocados.
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In zone 6a South Illinois. After scanning the FAQs didn't see this answer.
What size pot is recommended for indoor planting?
John G on Aug 6, 2015
Best Answer: A 15 gallon pot would be an ideal size for your indoor Avocado tree.
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Can a cold hardy tree stay in a pot ?
lisa t on Jul 28, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, many of our customers grow their Cold Hardy Avocado in a pot. If you live in zones 9b or south, you can choose whether to grow your avocado in a pot or in the ground. If you live north of zone 9a, you should grow your plant in a pot that you set in a sunny spot for the summer, and bring indoors to a sunny window for the winter.
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What is the size of a ripe avocado piece of fruit ?
Bob S on Jul 15, 2015
Best Answer: The size will vary by the variety and growing conditions, but the Cold Hardy Avocado will yield fruit somewhere around 12 oz, and the Hass also.
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Do you have only Hass Avocado trees or other sorts too?
Wilma M on Jun 24, 2015
Best Answer: We also sell the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree, which takes temperatures down into the twenties, once it is established. We occasionally offer other varieties, too, depending on availability. Please check our site every once in a while if you are interested.
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What is in the avocado planting kit?
Chuck on Jun 7, 2015
Best Answer: The Avocado Planting Kit contains:

12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any beginning avocado tree. Made in the USA

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

3 bags of Avocado Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your avocado tree maximum results.
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Does the hardy avocado tree need a lot of sun?
Richard D on Jun 7, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, all avocados like a lot of sun. If you grow it in a container, you will need to bring it outdoors each summer so it can have maximum sunlight and heat. In the winter, you will need to give it 6-8 hours of direct sun in a window, and if you don't have that, you will need to supplement with artificial light.
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can I move my avocado tree from Washington to Idaho?
Christina S on Jun 6, 2015
Best Answer: I would recommend waiting until you move to order your tree - moving locations is always a shock for the plant, and 8 months is not enough time for it to become well-established before being moved. You can always buy the biggest size tree and save growing time that way.
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Do these trees come planted or are they bareroot stock?
Daniel G on May 1, 2015
Best Answer: Avocados will come potted and never will come bare root.
Reply · Report · JackieStaff on Jul 30, 2015
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My Cold Hardy avocado is producing fruit already (only had it 6 months). I can't find it now, but thought I saw that I should remove the first fruiting for better subsequent fruiting. Is this true?
Jenny G on Apr 22, 2015
Best Answer: Some people recommend removing the fruit the first season so the tree puts its energy into establishing roots and branches. Many people simply let the tree produce naturally. The first couple of fruiting seasons will have very small yields, anyway.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 28, 2015
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Do you trim an Avocado tree ? and how. Do you trim of the lower branches?
Sheila S on Mar 20, 2015
Best Answer: I trim mine so the branches don't touch the ground. Keep them about 2 feet off the ground. Avocado trees are pretty resilient to trimming. You can top them to keep them from growing too big. Growers can actually cut them down to 4 foot stumps and they'll regrow (done cut down on water or re-stimulate a tree).
Reply · Report · Robert J on May 6, 2015
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Do you have larger size fruit bearing avocado trees?
Derek M on Feb 8, 2015
Best Answer: Our largest size is a 5-6 foot tree, which we offer when they are available. They often have fruit in our greenhouses, but it takes a year for even mature trees to adjust to a new environment and bloom; the following year, you should have fruit. Availability varies so please keep checking the site to see if we have this size in stock.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 28, 2015
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What is the best time to plant avocado trees in Louisiana?
Captdonald on Jan 24, 2015
Best Answer: If you are growing your Avocado in a pot, it can be planted anytime the weather lets us ship it. When you move it outdoors for the summer, you need to transition it, giving it sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon for the first couple of weeks. If you live in zone 9b to 11, and want to plant it in the ground, you should plant it between March and June. Planting outdoors in summer can cause sun damage because small plants can’t take up water very well when young.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 28, 2015
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I would like the tree to grow in the ground, so how can I protect it from the cold in the winter ? We live in the Bay Area zone 10.
Beginner on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: This tree should grow well in zone 10 conditions. Young trees are more susceptible to cold damage than mature ones, so if you have a a cold spell that dips into the 30's for the first couple of years after you've planted your tree, you can put a frame over the tree and place a blanket over it for the night. Some people use Christmas lights wrapped around and over the tree to provide a little warmth. You can also apply a mulch to protect the roots, but keep it about 3 inches from the trunk. Older, established trees are much better able to withstand a little cold than young ones, so cold should not be a long-term problem.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 29, 2015
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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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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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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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At what temperature should I bring my tree indoors?
Brenda S on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: You should bring your avocado tree indoors when temperatures drop to around 40 degrees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 16, 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
Best Answer: You should repot every year or two, in spring, when the plant begins to grow again. The pot should be just large enough to hold the root ball loosely, and you can increase the pot size by an inch or two each year till you get to the size you want, usually 24 " or half a whiskey barrel size. Keeping it in a smaller pot (14-16") will keep the plant smaller, making it easier to handle and fit indoors for winter. Pinch back stem tips in early spring and occasionally during the year to force new branches to form, as avocados fruit from new growth, and also to make the plant bushier. Avocados do not not need copious amounts of fertilizer. A balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) four times a year is plenty. Older trees benefit from a feeding of a high-nitrogen fertilizer in late winter. Also, older trees sometimes have an iron or zinc deficiency, which can be remedied by preparations you will find at a nursery or farming supply store. You will need to be patient for fruit; the longer it spends outdoors each year, the more likely you are to get fruit. If you bought the 5-6 ft size plant, you could very well have blooms the first year and fruit the next; smaller trees will take longer, of course, usually 2-3 years.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 27, 2015
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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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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: If you are growing your Avocado in a pot, it can be planted anytime the weather lets us ship it. When you move it outdoors for the summer, you need to transition it, giving it sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon for the first couple of weeks. If you live in zone 9b to 11, and want to plant it in the ground, you should plant it between March and June. Planting outdoors in summer can cause sun damage because small plants can’t take up water very well when young.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 28, 2015
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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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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 · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 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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how long does it take to grow an avocado?
Madge S on Aug 29, 2015
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I have kept my Haas Avocado [4-5'] in a LARGE well drained pot, so that I could bring it inside, at least until I can build an adequate Greenhouse for it. Kept it under a fluorescent light. Grew several feet over the winter. Fertilized per your instructions, took back outside, kept properly watered. Beautiful plant, BUT NEVER ANY BLOOMS OR obviously FRUIT. Any idea why?
Randy on Jul 31, 2015
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what does the acacado planting kit consist of.??
sally b on Jul 31, 2015
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