Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Persea americana
- Does Not Ship To:
The Go-To Avocado Tree for Cold Climates
Why Cold Hardy Avcado 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.
And what sets Fast-Growing-Tree.com'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!
Cold Hardy Avocado Tree Pollination
Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Cold Hardy Avocado Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Rec’d a remarkably beautifulavocado tree last month in terrific condition. Our N.Tx winter has gone extra innings this year so I immediately potted it and sun it during the day until the soil warms enough not to reshock the tree upon planting. As warned it dropped almost every leaf due to shipping/potting stress, but, again as promised, it is covered with new buds and tender leaf regrowth. The limbs’ tender green pre-bark has shown some sunburn, (permanent planting will include a shade cloth and warming structure) but for now I wanted to share what I am using to ease this greenhouse grown beauty into the open air. There is an organic sun shield and pest control brush one product called IV Organics 3 in 1. It’s a breathable paint on protection that creates a sunscreen to halt sunburn and organic rodent and insect deterrent, I researched it, spoke to the developer and my order arrived and was painted on late yesterday. (I have no connection to the company or anyone with it.) As I’ve researched and learned hardy avocados are pretty finicky. Especially for the 1st two years while the root system establishes they require more than average care. For a gardener, though, that’s just part of the fun of the challenge. As always FGT has provided me with beautiful trees and I want to pull out all the stops to take best advantage of the good start FGT has given them. Thanks Pam and the staff.
Not cold hardy
My avocado tree died after the first time it was exposed to 28 degree temperatures here in Monroe NC. The hardy lemon tree survived as well as all other plants in my yard, do not recommend this plant if freezing temperatures are common in your area.
We're so sorry to hear this! This type of plant should be kept indoors when temperatures drop. We'll reach out to you and offer some solutions for replacing it!
Cold Hardy Avocado Trees
The trees arrived in great condition and have been planted in the ground approximately 3 to 4 weeks and the new growth looks very healthy.
Pretty trees, not cold hardy
My three 5' trees arrived in beautiful condition and looked good planted for a couple weeks. Then we got an unexpected snow and when it melted all 3 trees were black and squishy (leaves, branches and trunk!) . i wouldn't invest in this tree if you live where it gets below 40 regularly at night.
We're so sorry to hear this! Look for an email from one of our customer care reps who is going to assist you with replacements.
The trees had a hard weather trip across country. They looked pretty sad. I planted them out and will wait for leafbreak before giving up. We have always gotten great way trees from you. Chuck and Chris Calley
Planting & Care
Avocados can easily be grown in the home, garden, orchard or patio, require little to no pruning and are easily contained.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Planting: 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.
4. 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.
5. Fertilization: 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
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, 5 or 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|