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Cold Hardy Avocado Tree

Persea americana


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Cold Hardy Avocado Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree 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.

Coarse 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

5-8 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Persea americana

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

The Go-To Avocado Tree for Cold Climates

Home-grown avocados, no matter where you live. With the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree, it's possible. This strong tree withstands frigid temperatures as low as 20 degrees, living up to its name.

Simply plant your Avocado Tree in a container and bring it inside during the winter months - it will continue to grow. You’ll get an abundant yield of fruit, year after year, and even faster than you would with seed-grown varieties. Basically, the Cold Hardy Avocado's fast growth means you're going to enjoy your avocados in at least three years instead of the 10 years or more it takes to grow fruit from seedlings.

And what sets's Cold Hardy Avocado apart?

  • Our Cold Hardy Avocado Tree is a proven performer.
  • We've hand-picked the best, healthiest varieties to ship to your door.
  • Because they've been grafted (with rootstock combined from a hardy, disease-resistant tree and a mature tree) and grown in our greenhouse with care, they're happy and healthy from day one to your door.

Superior flavor from a super food. Is there anything better? The texture and taste of store-bought simply can't compare. Whether you're making homemade guacamole or the ever-popular avocado toast, the bold flavor is amazing. And the second-to-none taste isn't the only benefit you'll reap because they're loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, E.

So, the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree is one of the most versatile trees on the market. For a larger tree, plant it outdoors and watch it soar to heights of 15 to 20 feet. Or, for a shorter tree, plant in a container and you can limit growth to between 5 and 7 feet in height. Many growers find this method optimal for moving the tree between indoors and out.

Our larger sizes commonly bear fruit their very first year. Seriously. Your tree is also more forgiving and easier to grow indoors or out. But demand from new orchards and home growers has put this tree in short supply. We recommend that you order yours today while larger sizes are still available!

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Cold Hardy Avocado Tree Pollination

Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

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The 2 trees arrived OK, really well packed. The Fig Tree looks fine too. I love my new Avocado tree!

Thank you!

Eliana from California
Avocado Cold Hardy Tree
Avocado Cold Hardy Tree
January 17, 2019
1 week ago
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Trees are great
Trees arrived quickly and well packaged, It is too early to tell how they will do for avacados but they look healthy and potted easily.
January 15, 2019
1 month ago
San Franciso Patio
Planted this in December, and so far it has weathered our windy rainstorms. You'll notice I had to prop the support stem because the wind was strong enough I was afraid the tree stalk would break. Looking forward to it growing and becoming productive.
1 month in my homemade planter. The Pacific Ocean is out beyond the trees.
1 month in my homemade planter. The Pacific Ocean is out beyond the trees.
January 11, 2019
1 month ago
Ok so far
Came quickly and in decent shape. Has lost about 10 leaves so far and we are babying it. Would love some fruit this summer. Got the warranty in case.
We lost about 10 leaves since it arrived
Some new growth
January 10, 2019
1 month ago
This tree is absolutely the best tree I've ordered from fast growing the size was accurate and the price wasn't that bad.
January 6, 2019
1 month ago
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I Have BUDS!
I have had this plant almost 2 years. The first winter after purchase, I lost all foliage the tree was bare and 1/4 if the top stem died out too. But it rebounded in the following spring/summer. It is now it is winter in zone 7, I did notice some leaf drop which may be from transitioning from outdoors to indoors. I did purchase a grow light as well a few weeks after seeing the buds.
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December 25, 2018
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Bought two trees about 5 years ago, and I have to say I am impressed. One has since died but the other produces hundreds of avocados each year. It was worth the investment. I am about to get 15 more cant wait. Thanks yall for the excellent product.
December 20, 2018
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arrived in beautiful condition
I ordered two trees and they came across the country in a very large box, individually wrapped in brown paper. They were in excellent shape. Thank you.
December 10, 2018
3 months ago
Great growth but we did loose our tree
We had our avacado tree for 9 months and the growth was amazing and it was so healthy until the rabbits ate all the bark off the lower 12 inches of our trunk. Now our tree has died. But because of how the tree grew in the 9 months we plane to buy another older tree and put up a trunk wrap to keep the bunnies away from our tree.
December 9, 2018
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Nice tree
Our cold hardy avocado is doing really well and seems to be handling winter temps down to 26 without issue. First year resulted in stronger plant, great coloration and about 4 inches taller. No fruit this year but not really expected since it just arrived.
December 8, 2018
9 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree

Cold Hardy Avocado Tree Planting Diretions

Avocados can easily be grown in the home, garden, orchard or patio, require little to no pruning and are easily contained.


Seasonal information:  The Cold Hardy Avocado is specially adapted to our cooler climates. They will grow in partial shade but prefer full sun when possible. And the skin of the fruit is paper-thin, and purple-black in color - they have high-quality flesh with a large amount of oil and are hardy to about 20-degrees once established.

Location: The roots are highly competitive, so be sure to allow space or consider potting your Cold Hardy Avocado. Give the tree plenty of room, up to 15 feet if not containerized, to avoid competition.

Planting instructions: Planting in fall or spring 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, then dig a hole larger than the pot you purchased it in and 1 to 2 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. Watch soil moisture carefully at the end of the irrigating season. Make sure the soil has dried out before winter arrives.

Fertilization: Commence feeding young trees after one year of growth by using a balanced fertilizer four times yearly.

Sudden Leaf Drop: Unusual temperature changes can cause plants to drop leaves. Leaf drop is natural and the plant will typically replace its foliage during its natural growing season.

Pruning: Cold Hardy Avocados need little to no training. You may wish to trim the tree’s skirts to deter small critters, but other than that, this tree is never pruned.

Pollination: Avocado Trees are self-fertile, so you don't have to have another Avocado Tree 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 fruit with two trees, but you will need to use a different type of tree for your avocado yield to increase. 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, while a B type tree opens the opposite, 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, such as the Hass, if you are interested in increasing your harvest. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I am hoping that this will be a strong tree that will produce avocados for my family. I am excited to give this a try, I looked at trees locally and haven't been impressed by the health and size. Also the self pollination is a plus. SoCal is typically warm and we have droughts often however, I chose the Cold hardy since it has been in the 30s at night I want to be sure that the tree can handle the unpredictable weather. If this turns out well blackberries are next!
Felipe F on Jan 14, 2019
cold avocado tree, for my greenhouse
pamela m on Jan 10, 2019
I am hoping that this will be a strong tree that will produce avocados for my family. I am excited to give this a try, I looked at trees locally and haven't been impressed by the health and size. Also the self pollination is a plus. SoCal is typically warm and we have droughts often however, I chose the Cold hardy since it has been in the 30s at night I want to be sure that the tree can handle the unpredictable weather. If this turns out well blackberries are next!
Felipe F on Jan 14, 2019
Health benefits
Jhonathan B on Jan 13, 2019
cold avocado tree, for my greenhouse
pamela m on Jan 10, 2019
Avocado is my favorite fruit!
Eliana D on Jan 9, 2019
Climate and large avocado
Elizabeth M on Jan 4, 2019
Not my very first avocado choice, but others are not likely to survive where I live in East Texas. I love love love avocados, and ANY avocado is GREAT compared to no avocado at all. If this one does well, and coming from FGT, it is very likely to grow and thrive, I will plant another...and another.... Thank you, FGT!
Barbarah on Jan 4, 2019
To pollinate my Haas tree that was ordered with this one.
Kathleen C on Dec 25, 2018
As a pollinator
Mary G on Dec 24, 2018
This is on my Daughters WISH LIST for CHRISTMAS
Dottie K on Dec 19, 2018
I have Cold Hardy Avocado trees I bought a few years ago and I have had good luck and good fruit. Just don't over water
vern l on Dec 19, 2018
My son loves Avocado's and I finally decided to grow my own.
Angelika V on Dec 12, 2018
We love the idea of a living gift
Payden and Sara L on Dec 11, 2018
My mother loves to garden and she loves avocados. This is the perfect Christmas gift for her! I wanted it mature enough to possibly bear fruit in 2019 season!
Chaille S on Dec 10, 2018
Love avocados!
Look forward to growing my own.
Susan M on Dec 5, 2018
Since I reside near the coast of Northern California (Daly City), my Brother convinced me your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree will survive the cold weather and bear fruit which I enjoy eating daily for my health especially when my doctor compliments my cholesterol level.
Herbert Q on Dec 3, 2018
I believe it is important that we help supply ourselves with good health foods not to mention for the future of our children
Dana W on Dec 2, 2018
I live in southwest washington and need something that can tolerate the slightly cold winters
Kameron F on Nov 26, 2018
I like its tenacity. Besides, I live in Oregon, rather cold zone in winter and not too hot in summer.
Lawrence D on Nov 18, 2018
To produce in the months my Hass won't so that I can have avocado toast and guacamole year round between the two.
Jacque P on Nov 10, 2018
Joy B on Nov 1, 2018
I wanted a second Avocado tree, I just purchased the Hass
Patsy F on Oct 29, 2018
For a pollinator.
Mike T on Oct 25, 2018
I chose this with the Hass so i will have avocados for 10 months out of the year and they will produce more having cross pollination.
Todd B on Oct 25, 2018
Hiroshi O on Oct 20, 2018
Fast growing
Jose M on Oct 15, 2018
Cold weather resistant to be planted on patio in planting pot.
JD B on Oct 13, 2018
I live in the southeast corner of va.and needed the cold hardy temperature range. I will still grow in a pot. And protect it with a lean-to greenhouse in the winter (southwest side of brick wall )
JOHN A on Oct 11, 2018
The Cold Hardy Avocado is the recommended pollinator for the Hass Avocado Tree.
Lisa K on Oct 4, 2018
I bought it for my daughter in law who lives in Oregon.
Alan R on Sep 30, 2018
wanted a pollinator for my Haas avocado and this variety was recommended and seems to be likely to grow in my zone.
Roger F on Sep 25, 2018
want to have own Avocado tree rather buy in store
David M S on Sep 17, 2018
I had better wait to see what I get.
Lyle D on Sep 15, 2018
I love avocado and want to grow them myself.
Terrance E on Sep 10, 2018
I love avocados and wanted to give growing a tee another try
Gregory M on Aug 30, 2018
Love avocadoes and it should grow well in Central Texas. All previous orders from you have been excellent.
Roger G on Aug 27, 2018
I am a basic upper middle class millennial from California which means I love avocados and don't have the patients to buy anything less than a full grown tree.
Nico B on Aug 23, 2018
Because it seems more likely I will have success growing avocados.
Millie on Aug 18, 2018
my son wanted me to see how well it will grow in south Georgia. experimenting to see if it could be a farm crop. grafting is great.
guenther c on Aug 6, 2018
picked this Avocado to pollenate my Hass Avocado for better fruit production
Joseph W on Aug 4, 2018
my 2 Hass Avocado trees did not survive... trying this out!
kavita P on Aug 1, 2018
We eat avacados every day! Want to try the cold hardy variety at home.
Margaret M on Jul 28, 2018
Hoping it will survive the salt air on the florida coast.
gary w on Jul 26, 2018
because I live in Oregon, and during the winter get cold, so the Cold Hardy is for us, plus Avocados in the stores are so expensive, we love avocado and buy at least 5 a week...
Myra P on Jul 15, 2018
My grandson wanted to grow an avocado. He lives in north Florida and I thought that this would be a good choice for him to try.
Edna on Jul 7, 2018
Because I love avocado's but I live in the hot climate of Central Texas.
MALISSA I on Jun 28, 2018
Grow your own or stop eating them. Foods such as Avocado's will not be available.
Cheryl R on Jun 22, 2018
Live in North Central Florida and temp sometimes drops below 30 degrees.
Kathleen M on Jun 21, 2018
I ordered 2 Cold Hardy Avocado tree, 1 will go perfect next to my Meyer Lemon Tree and the other next to Key Lime Tree. Perfect size to enjoy outside next to my bench.
Juana I on Jun 18, 2018
I've been researching avocado trees for some time, but was undecided how well
it would produce in South Georgia. I decided to devote a space in my back yard to give this cold hardy variety a try. Hopefully it will arrive in good growing condition.
Clyde B on Jun 16, 2018
They are delicious
Jeffery M on Jun 16, 2018
Health benefits
Jhonathan B on Jan 13, 2019
Avocado is my favorite fruit!
Eliana D on Jan 9, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will they grow in a temp above 100 degrees?
Joe L on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they a very heat tolerant.
What is the cultivar name for your cold hardy avocado?
Phillip K on Aug 31, 2018
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.
what does the acacado planting kit consist of.??
sally b on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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 resultsEnter an answer to this question.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I live in ZONE 7, what are your recommendations for Avocado Trees...?
LeeGee on Aug 29, 2018
is the avocado tree genetictly modified?
emerita h on Jul 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No none of our trees are genetically modified.
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.
Has anybody in Utah had this tree live and produce?
jgil6 on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm in Michigan. It is nw about 7' tall at 2 years and it produced 15 avocados this year
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.
Winter is over, how to prepare for spring?
Dawn S on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I should have been more specific - I live in Wyoming, so my tree was in basement for winter. Hopefully .... went dormant and lost all leaves, etc. Is there a dormancy period for these trees? Any chance, or can I help to bring it back?
How often do I water this plant in Winter and Summer?
mason j. on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 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.
When is the best time to plant the avocado trees in growing zone 8, San Antonio, Texas?
Traci on Jul 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think spring I have to take mine indoors in fall. as I live in Utah. you may need to mist it as it is tropical and you have dry summers
Can avocado trees take 100 degrees weather?
Linda S on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We live near Reno, & have the trees in a 4 seasons room. The Cold Hardy Avocado is near our Haas Tree to pollinate each other. The room has been getting close to 90* this summer. The Haas definitely likes the hot weather better, but the CHA thrived in the 55* winter.
What kind of avocados will your cold hardy tree give out?
Milo1 on Nov 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Honestly I’m a little curious about this myself as my avocado tree has yet to bear fruit. It says that you will yield your first crop of avocados about three years after planting (still better than the 10 years it takes to row them from seed). So please check back in about another year and I’ll let you know.Cheers

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Shipping Resumes

Zones 3 & 4

Week of Apr 29th

Zones 5

Week of Apr 14th

Zone 6

Week of Apr 7th

Zones 7-11

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Shipping Cost

Amount of Order


Less than $15








$80.00 - $98.99



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