Avocado - Shepard (B)

Persea americana

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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.
Other Names: Sheppard

$64.00 ($64.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Avocado - Shepard (B)

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

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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Pollinators 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1008, 3911, 4295

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Pollinators for the Avocado - Shepard (B)

Cross pollinate with one of these varieties for fruit set

Avocado - Hass (A)

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Most popular variety due to both its superior taste and excellent keeping qualities. Medium sized, pear-shaped fruit has an excellent creamy, flesh. The leathery rough dark-purple skin turns to black when ripe. H Aug-Dec

Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A)

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A rounded fruit with the later crop being more pear-shaped. The thick flesh has a smooth-texture, good flavour and high oil content. It shows some cold tolerance and bears consistently heavy crops. H June to August The fruit is medium sized with green leathery pliable skin and a small seed.

Avocado - Reed (A)

$69.00 ($64.00-$69.00 choose a size)

Large, round , thick skinned variety with a smooth, green skin. They have a mild to rich flavour and have a good storing ability once cut and placed in the fridge. They are also a great choice for using in salads as they tend not to go mushy as does a Hass when very ripe. H Aug - Dec

Avocado - Secondo (A) ®

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Superior flavour, with smooth, creamy flesh and pear-shaped, green-skinned, fruits that are textured like hass. A vigorous variety that commences fruiting in its 2nd year. Self pollinating. H Jul - Dec This is a local selection with Hass and Sharwill as parents that was selected by Daleys and is proving an excellent backyard variety as well as being our nursery favourite.

Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A)

$79.00 ($64.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A small tree to about 4m popular for the back yard. A moderate cropper of medium sized rich, high quality fruit. Pear-shaped with dark green skin using Guatamalan rootstock. Aug - Oct Does best if grown with a B type pollinator.

Dwarf Avocado - Lamb Hass (A)

$79.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Larger and rounder than most other avocado varieties. It has a very dark, almost black skin that only gets darker as it ripens. The flesh is a pale green colour with a creamier consistency than the more common Hass and it has a slightly nutty and creamy taste. It has a medium-sized seed. Lamb Hass is a smaller tree that bears more fruit and it matures later in the season than regular Hass avocados. The symmetrical fruit has pebbly skin with green flecks. This variety has Plant Breeder Rights over it.

Avocado - Choquette (A)

$79.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A giant fruit weighting over 1kg. Good eating variety with smooth flesh and a creamy, rich flavour. The trees have good disease resistance, it is a cross between a Guatemalan and a West Indian type avocado and has smooth green skin when ripe.Daleys is starting production of these in spring 2018 and anticipate having trees for sale by spring 2020.

Avocado - Shepard (B) Reviews & Tips

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Louise
★★★★★ 9months ago

Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Avocado - Shepard (B)

Dont let possums eat them, mine never recovered after being eaten (Hass and Shepard). Ill try again but keep them in pots near the house next time. So sad :(

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 2y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Planted this year. hope it copes with the frosts

rustynutz
★★ 4y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

different varieties planted for fruit cropping spread and different tastes.

Kathleenknoke1
★★★★ 4y ago

CLIFTLEIGH , NSW, Australia

Pollination 

Serendipity1
★★★★★ 4y ago

SAMFORD VALLEY, QLD, Australia

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

L1
★★★ 9y ago

North Ryde, NSW

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

Mike Trenerry
10y ago

Cairns, QLD

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

pedro1
★★★ 11y ago

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needed one in the garden

C1
★★★ 12y ago

Logan Village, QLD, Australia

Planted July 2008Very frost senstive... has significant burning this year even after shelter from frost cloth

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