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AVOCADO - SHEPPARD (B)

Avocado SheppardBotanical Name: Persea americana
Description

A small to medium pear-shaped fruit with thick, green skin that peels easily. The fruit has an excellent flavour, medium oil content and does not turn brown when cut. H Feb/March The tree has a spreading habit and is a high yielding. It displays good resistance to frost and anthracnose.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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Question & Answer

Would Sheppard be suitable variety for our climate down here at Tea Gardens (no frosts) as anything I find re Sheppard seems to be Queensland based. From: Tea Gardens NSW

The sheppard is a Mexican type avocado and these are the hardiest and most tolerant of cold conditions, it is a very good choice for your area as along with the bacon it is the best choice for cooler areas. #AvocadoSheppard1007

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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

Of the guatemalans shepard,reed,wurtz and hazzard grow well in my Cairns backyard with shepard being the most productive as it is heat tolerant.Amblipelta and helopeltis bugs take a toll | Mike Trenerry - Cairns, QLD 04-Jun-2011
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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3027 days 6hrs

Comments: - First crop is on now - we feel will be ripe by April.  The small tree is laden with fruit.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2007

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 6/10

C1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3416 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted July 2008

Very frost senstive... has significant burning this year even after shelter from frost cloth

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2274 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Whole family loves the fruit, which is eaten almost every day.  Sheppard is my "B" variety. I've 3 varieties which fruit at different times, so hoping to have continual supply. Planted early '10.  Tree  set fruit in 2011, but promptly lost them when I fertilised (manure, too high in nitrogen) and instead had a huge growth spurt (20-40 cm on most branches).  Attractive tree presently.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Lamb Hass and Rincon

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure and Citrus fertiliser

Pest Control:

None required yet.

Question:

 


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted)

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2908 days 3hrs

Comments: -

I have 2 Sheppards and are both 10years old.  (I choose them to xpollinate 4 Hass).  One of them (closest to the west) is finally fruiting 241210.  Only a small crop.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 1999

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

GardenOfColumba's Edible Fruits
Update: 2281 days 1hrs

Comments: - Planted with the Reed, first season in the ground it produced masses of flowers, but took these off to let it concentrate energy into leaves and roots.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3402 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Lauraceae

Persea americana

Shepard Avocado

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 6/10

L1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2241 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Set small fruit after 1 year but dropped them soon after. Flowering again now, but none set yet.


Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Wurtz

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted)

Petes1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1794 days 3hrs

Comments: - suffered leaf damage after 42 degree temperatures

Planted: 2013

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 6/10

Pedro1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3031 days 8hrs

Comments: -

needed one in the garden

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Question:

why has it barely started growing but has flower spikes on it?


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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

Trisha's Edible Fruits
Update: 3406 days 10hrs

Comments: -

I think it was too windy


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 10/10

Serendipity1's Edible Fruits
Update: 695 days 10hrs

Comments: - purchased in July 2015 and first fruited in December 2016!  Very vigorous growing in vic Brisbane.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: nil to date but netting when fully fruiting

Organic Status:Organic

Question: If and when should I prune?


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) 8/10

Kathleenknoke1's Edible Fruits
Update: 635 days 6hrs

Comments: - Pollination 


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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

4Poppies1's Edible Fruits
Update: 561 days 14hrs

Comments: - Cold tolerant second choice for B, though I've read somewhere the taste is better than the bacon, the bacon offers better cold tolerance.


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) (Grafted) 5/10

Rustynutz's Edible Fruits
Update: 420 days 16hrs

Comments: - different varieties planted for fruit cropping spread and different tastes.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) 8/10

Aaron Siemienow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 40 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Planted this year. hope it copes with the frosts

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Pivot Multigro


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Avocado - Sheppard (B) 10/10

Alicia's Edible Fruits
Update: 1711 days 7hrs


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Avocado - Sheppard (B)

Daisy5's Edible Fruits
Update: 1432 days 7hrs

Comments: -

P:345 sunrayasia 

H4-7m. Growth med, spreading 

2015-1 in pot


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