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Avocado - Shepard (B)

Persea americana
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 res... Read More
Other Names: Sheppard

$54.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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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)

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, April

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost, Seaweed

Plant Width 2-4m

Growth Rate Medium

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Pollinators for the Avocado - Shepard (B)

Cross pollinate with one of these varieties for fruit set

Avocado - Hass (A)

$54.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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. Hass is an A type variety and for good fruit set a B type variety is needed for cross pollination. Suggested varieties to grow alongside a Hass are Shepard, Sharwill, Fuerte, Bacon (if you're in a cooler climate)and Linda. Happy fresh avocado smashing.

Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A)

$79.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Dwarf tree producing 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. This is an excellent choice for backyards, higher yields in trees that are cross pollinated with a 'B'variety avocado near by.

Avocado - Reed (A)

$54.00 ($54.00-$79.00 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) ®

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

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)

$59.00 ($59.00-$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)

$59.00 ($59.00-$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 ($59.00-$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.

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Avocado - Sharwill (B)

$54.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A medium sized fruit with rough green skin closely resembling the Fuerte but slightly more oval in shape. The fruit has a rich flavour, good oil content and small seed. Sensitive to frost. H June, Aug The Sharwill represents up to 20% of all avocadoes grown in NSW, is a regular and moderate bearer with excellent quality fruit.

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

$49.00 ($49.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Sweet aromatic apple with yellow fruit and a delightful pink blush and firm white flesh. Low chill requirement allows it to be grown in subtropical climates. Grafted on a dwarfing rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings.

Mango - R2E2

$54.00 ($17.90-$89.00 choose a size)

One of the largest and most attractive fruits with good, sweet flavour. High flesh to seed ratio with very slight fibre. Susceptible to Black Spot and Anthracnose. It has proven to be a consistent cropper over a range of climates. Vigorous growth habit. wt 675gms. It can be purchased as a more expensive grafted variety which will fruit earlier and have a known cultivar or cheaper seedling plants which are more hardy than the grafted selection and these seedling plants although they take longer to fruit and establish.

Mango - Florigon

$59.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Definitely the winner in the taste department. The soft sweet flesh melts in your mouth. The fruit has a small seed and virtually no fibre and great flavour. Considered by some to be too small for the market it certainly makes up for its lack of size with taste. Yellow skinned, excellent quality fruits. Sets well in subtropics. Moderately resistant to Anthracnose, susceptible to Black Spot. Average wt. 300g. (Video - Grafting a Florigon Mango)

Mango - Bambaroo

$49.00

Superior grafted selection of Kensington Pride (Bowen Mango). Fruit medium size, orange yellow blush early, very sweet.

Orange - Valencia Seedless

$37.00 ($37.00-$39.00 choose a size)

This seedless orange is a bud sport of the Valencia, maturing a little earlier, its a heavy cropper so youll have loads of Oranges to make delicious OJ. Its a sweet orange that is the favoured choice for juicing. Attractive compact tree. Often it will carry new season blossoms whilst also holding ripening fruits, as they stay well on the tree into summer. The scent of orange blossoms in the air is a wonderful aroma to indulge in. Lots of pollinators will be attracted to the blossoms. Self pollinating so one tree is all you need. Match Valencias with Navels and blood oranges for a long season of fruit, flavour and fun.

Avocado - Shepard (B) Reviews & Tips

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Eva
★★★★★ 1months ago

GREENACRE, NSW

Avocado - Shepard (B)

I love my avocados. So happy I made that choice.

Norma
★★★★★ 9months ago

BIRDWOOD, NSW

Avocado - Shepard (B)

Great tree. Potted on after arrival and will plant out in September after the frosts. I have kept sheltered from frost in my green shade cloth area.

Richard
★★★★★ 1y ago

ALLYNBROOK, NSW, Australia

Avocado - Shepard (B)

Louise
★★★★★ 3y 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
★★★★ 5y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Planted this year. hope it copes with the frosts

rustynutz
★★ 6y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

different varieties planted for fruit cropping spread and different tastes.

Kathleenknoke1
★★★★ 7y ago

CLIFTLEIGH , NSW, Australia

Pollination 

Serendipity1
★★★★★ 7y ago

SAMFORD VALLEY, QLD, Australia

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

L1
★★★ 12y ago

North Ryde, NSW

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

Mike Trenerry
13y 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
★★★ 13y ago

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needed one in the garden

C1
★★★ 14y 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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