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Cold Hardy Avocado TreePersea americana

711 reviews
  • Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
  • Cold Hardy Avocado Tree

    Cold Hardy Avocados have a smooth skin that is easy to peel.

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  • Cold Hardy Avocado Tree

    Our Cold Hardy Mexicola Grande Avocado can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees once mature.

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    New growth is bronze, shown here with the flower.

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    Cold Hardy Mexicola Grande Avocados ripen once picked.

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  • Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
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Cold Hardy Avocado TreePersea americana

711 reviews
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Why Cold Hardy Avocado Trees?

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.

  • Container-friendly tree thrives indoors or outdoors.
  • Can fruit as soon as the first year - up to 7 or 8 years sooner than similar varieties.
  • Grafted from proven rootstock for consistent fruiting.
Available Sizes:
  • 2-3 ft.
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The Go-To Avocado Tree for Cold Climates

Why Cold Hardy Avocado Trees?

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.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

-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.

-With our largest Cold Hardy Avocado Trees, you may get fruit as soon as the first year...perfect for those who want to harvest their home-grown avocados as soon as possible!

-We carry four varieties of the Cold Hardy Avocado: the Mexicola, the Brogdon, the Oro Negro, and the Bacon. You will receive one of the four when you order, but rest assured that each variety delivers the rich, buttery flavor and carefree, hardy growth that make the Cold Hardy Avocado famous.

Superior flavor from a superfood. 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. And your tree will be 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!

Pollination Info

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...

Planting & Care

1. Planting: 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.

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.

If planting in a container, use a cactus or citrus soil mix that is well-draining in a container that is slightly larger than the current one.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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, your Avocados will each produce more fruit with two trees.


How long does it take for an avocado plant to bear fruit?

The length of time it takes your avocado plant to produce fruit largely depends on the plant's age and the conditions in which it's planted.

Can you grow an avocado tree indoors?

Yes! Provided with the proper care, Avocados can successfully be grown indoors and are a great addition to your home decor.

How do you look after an avocado plant?

Avocado plants are sensitive to overwatering, so make sure to plant in a sandy, well-draining, cactus soil mix and only water when the soil gets around 75% dry. Place in an area of full sun and feed with a citrus or avocado fertilizer.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: September-November
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name: Persea americana
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Lynn C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Avocado tree

Came in perfect, under a tall grow light at the moment, waiting for the weather to warm up to place outside.

United States United States
I recommend this product

nice looking Avocado tree.

has been very good so far. tree is looking good and new growth already.

Peter B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bought 2 trees. Came damaged but am hopeful

I bought the Cold Hardy and Haas. Both of the trees came damaged with branches broken, leaves shriveled up and dying. I have hope because when I took some pictures, the customer service guys said to give them 3-4 weeks to see how they do, so I'm doing just that. So far, all but 1 leaf from the Haas has fallen off, and I'm sure the remaining leaf will follow soon. The Cold Hardy's leaves are hanging on for dear life, but I am not sure how much hope I have for them. I pruned back the broken branches per their request, so the trees look super bad. I've probably spent half the amount I paid on the trees to try to save their lives (cloth 15 gallon bags so they could spread their roots out wider without it being ridiculously deep, best organic soil I could buy, best organic fertilizer for citrus (what FGT recommends) I could find. Have water that I make sure isn't too salty (apparently that could be a thing), and am in Zone 9, with temps in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. Still, they are kinda struggling, but I do have faith that if they are deemed too damaged to continue, that FGT will replace them like they said. Fingers crossed, and I'll give an update here in a few weeks when I give them a solid month of TLC.



Thank you for giving the trees some time to recover and we look forward to hearing how they are doing in the next couple of weeks!

Daniel S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Avocado tree

Great product, fabulous tree. Beautiful and fast delivery.

Nicholas T.
United States United States
I recommend this product


So far so good.