AVOCADO - SHEPPARD (B)
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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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)
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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
Customer Comments on Avocado - Sheppard (B)
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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