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The Many Varieties of Avocado Trees

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Why People Fail at Growing Avocado Trees

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Avocados in 4 ltr bags ready to plant

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How Pollination of A type B type Avocados works

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When to Pick Avocados

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Avocado Cross Pollination

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Compares Each of the Different Varieties of Avocado Trees

(8/11) Compares Each of the Different Varieties of Avocado Trees

Can Avocado Trees Fruit All Year Round

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Essential Tips How to Grow Avocados

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Grafting avocados in Daleys Nursery

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A valuable commercial crop, the avocado tree thrives on rich well-drained soil. Due to flowering habits, avocado varieties are categorized into A and B groups. One variety is sufficient to produce adequate crops for the home garden, however by planting a ... Read More
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Avocado - Hass (A)

$44.00 ($44.00-$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.
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Avocado - Shepard (B)

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

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.

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.

Avocado - Fuerte (B)

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

Pear shaped fruit, small to medium in size with slightly rough, thin green skin. The flesh is of a buttery texture with excellent flavour. Vigorous spreading tree that bears biennially. Harvest April - June

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.

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 - 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 - Bacon (B)

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

Upright vigorous avocado producing pear shaped fruit of medium quality. It is regarded as the most cold hardy variety, sometimes surviving down to -5degC. It does require care to bring this subtropical tree through winter. Worth trying in urban Victoria or South Australia. H March - May

Avocado - Choquette (A)

$99.00 ($59.00-$99.00 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 - 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.

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 - Noela

$99.00

This variety produces huge oval fruits that can weight 1-2 kg. One fruit is almost large enough to feed the family! It has superb flavour and delicious smooth flesh. The selection was made from a seedling tree growing in Sunnybank, Qld. Unfortunately, we have not made an assessment as to whether it is A or B, as strong flowering needs to be observed carefully

Dwarf Avocado - Hazzard (A)

$64.95

A compact upright tree. It is self fertile and produces good crops of creamy fleshed, pebbly skinned fruit. Perfect for smaller backyards. It has some frost tolerance for short periods of time however frost free is best to ensure trees are not damaged by the cold. It is best to cross pollinate with another variety such as Bacon, Fuerte or shepard. Having your own supply of avocadoes is a great for keeping your meals healthy and saving you dollars on groceries. They require free draining soil and full to part sun. Beautiful trees especially when they are loaded with fruits. You can leave avocadoes hanging on the tree for long periods of time and they will ripen once picked. Store unripe avocadoes in your fridge and pull a couple out when you need them to ripen on the bench. They are one of the best fruit trees you can plant. Be sure to check out all our youtube videos on how to grow avocadoes and look at the common issues gardeners can have with them. Free draining soil or growing on a raised mound is the best place to start with growing your own Avocado. They will quickly let you know if they aren't happy, so do all that you can to keep these trees from being water logged and they will reward you with bounties of beautiful fruit.

Avocado - Edranol (B)

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

The flesh is a buttery yellow creamy flesh with a delicious flavour. The skin is dark with bright green bumps and is rough textured. It grows best in coastal areas, in inland regions the skin turns russet brown.

Avocado - Sharpe (A)

$89.00

New to Daleys. Large fruit with good flavour. A Queensland selection with good flesh to seed ratio, made by experienced breeders, the Sharpe family. Advanced plant only available in our onsite Outlet store right now.

Avocado - Linda (B)

$54.00

A large fruiting variety of Avocado. Fruits can weigh 400-1100g. Skin ripens to dark purple colour with smooth, thick skin and is easy to peel with a excellent flavour. Medium seed and lower oil content in the flesh. Tree is low, spreading and quite vigorous. A Guatamalan Avocado.

Avocado - Reed Seedling

$19.75 ($19.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Seedling avocado we use as a rootstock. Very hardy strong growing seedling producing large fruit. Being a seedling expect a quick growing hardy tree, but don't expect fruit for 5-10years.

Avocado - Zutano (B)

$44.00

Resembles the fuerte avocado with its pear shape and thin, glossy green skin, which remains green even when ripe, however its flesh is not as creamy or as rich in flavor. It has low oil but high water content, resulting in a slightly watery flavor, and has pale green flesh with a fibrous texture. Its mild flavor and problematic peeling makes it less desirable than other avocado varieties. The Zutano avocado tree grows upright, with a rounded shape and spreading branches.

Avocado - Hass Seedling

$24.75 ($19.75-$24.75 choose a size)

Seedling avocado selected from the Hass Variety. It will not grow true to type but a good choice if you wish to establish a strong growing tree. Try cincturing to force early cropping. more vigorous than a grafted variety
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Avocado - Hass (A)

$44.00 ($44.00-$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.
Special Offer: Buy 1+ @$44.00ea usually:$54.00ea

Avocado - Shepard (B)

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

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.

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.

Avocado - Fuerte (B)

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

Pear shaped fruit, small to medium in size with slightly rough, thin green skin. The flesh is of a buttery texture with excellent flavour. Vigorous spreading tree that bears biennially. Harvest April - June

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)

$99.00 ($59.00-$99.00 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.

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 - 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 - 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.

Avocado - Bacon (B)

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

Upright vigorous avocado producing pear shaped fruit of medium quality. It is regarded as the most cold hardy variety, sometimes surviving down to -5degC. It does require care to bring this subtropical tree through winter. Worth trying in urban Victoria or South Australia. H March - May

Avocado Tree Reviews & Tips

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Yan Koek
4y ago

Macquarie Fields , NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

Did the mistake potting in big pot lost a few plants before finding out to use slightly bigger pots till you get to a huge one then still have to trim roots and repot since then not one loss (cross fingers)

Wendy Archinal
5y ago

Casino, NSW, Australia

Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A)

They seem to love being fed cow poop & plenty of organic compost. I've had mine for 12 months & it's going great guns in a pot. I have flowers at the moment but believe it's still too young for fruit this year.

Neil Robinson
9y ago

Sarina, QUEEN

Avocado Tree

Tried striking seeds in water but found in good quality potting mix with pure cow manure worked better would like some b seeds if anyone hase some will pay freight thanks

Ken Ford
9y ago

Larnook, NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

If growing from seed tip at about 1.5 M and every tear till mature. This will stop from becoming leggy and making fruit inaccessible.

Maria Wakeford
10y ago

Young, NSW

Avocado Tree

I just moved to Young NSW and i want to plant an avocado tree, wich 1 will be best because it gets cold here and frosty

I. Birkholz
12y ago

Ormeau 4208, QLD, Australia

Avocado - Wurtz (A)

Planted 1 month ago. Dug a hole 1 m in diameter and 70 cm deep in a sunny position. Soil was rocky and clay. Filled hole with an equal mix of cow, sheep, horse compost (not fresh manure), mixed in handful of gypsum to sweeten. Top growth in 1 mth.

Gary
12y ago

Uki, NSW, Australia

Avocado - Wurtz (A)

My poor Wurtz is now going really well. It spent a year in a pot, then I planted on a solid clay slope by mounding the soil around it. It was eaten almost to the ground by a roo. But now has small fruit on it and is looking really strong.

Helen Western
12y ago

Blackwood, SA, Australia

Avocado - Pinkerton (A)

We had a pinkerton & a haas in Adelaide hills, the pinkerton produced masses of fruit, would recommend it

Sandi Feller
13y ago

Atherton Tablelands , QLD

Avocado Tree

Have about 7 seedling trees that all started bearing in their 3rd year. I have access to a white flesh variety, very creamy texture. Will swap seed for a yellow flesh type which is sweet (which I tasted once at a Healthy Soil weekend near Mareeba).

Sandi Feller
13y ago

Ravenshoe, N QLD

Avocado Tree

Commercial growers withhold water to stress their trees, which makes them set heaps of fruit. One year one of my trees looked like it was dying -not many leaves, but masses of fruit. After a good wet, lots of lush leaves, but not much fruit.

Carl Ramirez
13y ago

Kensington, NSW

Avocado Tree

Seedlings or grafted - Avocado trees die quickly due to root rot, even in sandy soils

Shaun Porter
13y ago

Perth, WA

Avocado Tree

I grew avos in south africa,in a sub tropical climate.used to dig in iron fillings once a year.had to support branches to prevent breakage.seems to make the trees bear in abundance

Adrian Hofmann
14y ago

Springbrook, QLD

Avocado Tree

Alice - Hard bits in Avo. Have bought a property with avos that received lots of NPK fertiliser. The fruit had lots of hard bits. We stopped NPK and used more natural fertilisers (or none) and the hard bits disappeared. Never had any in the last 5 years

L Villar
14y ago

Bradenton, FL

Avocado Tree

Old avocado tree and no fruits? Hit and shake its trunk at night time and (talk to it and explain :-)), observe and wait. My neighbour got fruits that way.Unbelievable! But true.

Simon Ward
14y ago

Rouse Hill, NSW

Avocado Tree

Can anyone give advice on the best avocado to grow in north-west Sydney? I have deep, well-drained soil and north-west aspect. A few light frosts in winter.

Nil
14y ago

Melbourne, VIC

Avocado Tree

Bought Bacon (B) in October. Planted in a larger pot with good potting mix and good drainage. But the tips are browning. I dont over water or dont let it dry out. Any ideas how to get it back? Thnks

Tanya K.
14y ago

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Avocado Tree

Hi. I recently bought a 'lamb hass'. It's about 1m tall, in a pot. Will it bear fruit on it's own? Or do I need to get a partner for it? (I'm assuming the lamb hass is an 'A', just like the regular hass). Thanks!

Brendan
14y ago

Mackay, , QLD.

Avocado Tree

Hi Antonio, cut it back by 1/3rd, give it some Sulphate of Potash, Blood & Bone, gypsum, epsom salts & zinc, mulch well to the dripline plus a bit more (keep the mulch away from the trunk)

Antonio Diaz
14y ago

Madrid , SPAIN

Avocado Tree

I planted a pit from an avocado of Puerto Rico. It is fifteen feet tall is over20 years old look beautiful but no fruit

Brendan
14y ago

Mackay, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Hi Rose, you won't get a Fuerte tree from a Fuerte seed. Read my info to Mike above. You can grow the Fuerte pip, then graft a Fuerte scion onto that, if you want a Fuerte tree.

Kim Harvie
15y ago

Bundarra, NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

In frosty areas try planting under a well established buddleia the droopping branches protect the seedling when young and grow up through the bush..thusfar is working exceptionally well

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Sorry Mike, don't think so. Because yours is a seedling, it WILL be an 'unknown' variety. It could be a good avo, or may be useless, huge seed, thin flesh etc. To help it bear quicker, give it a bit of Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K), then mulch thickly

Mike Mackenzie
15y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

I planted an avo pip.Its now about 5m 4yrs,no fruit.Is there away to tell variety from leaf?

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay,q., 4740

Avocado Tree

Brad, Sheppard is the main variety for north. Try also Edranol, Fuerte, Hass, Pinkerton, Reed & Walden.

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, Q., 4740

Avocado Tree

Bob, Pinkerton is the one you're after, it's an 'A' type that can handle the cold to -5ºC.

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, Q

Avocado Tree

Brad, the main variety for up north is Shepard, it's a type 'B'. I have Shepard, Hass type 'A', Edranol type 'B', & Reed Type 'A' growing here in Mackay. The Hass is struggling a bit, but the others are growing real well. Try Walden, Hazzard & Pinkerton.

Brad
15y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Can anyone tell me if Avocado will grow as far north as Townsville?

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Denice, we call avocado trees type 'A' and type 'B'. Most avocado trees will bear by themselves, but you get more fruit if you plant BOTH a type 'A' and a type 'B'. Just have a look at what Daleys have for sale, and you'll find both type 'A' & 'B'.

Denise Hassam
15y ago

Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Brendan thanks for you feed back I was told that you have to plant 2 trees so you have a m/f. is this correct.

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Avocado Tree

I've heard about old-time gardeners up Nth Qld planting two avocado trees in the SAME hole. e.g., a Hass (type A) and a Shepard (type B) with excellent results. The person relating the story said 'they bear like mad'. Maybe worth a try.?

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Does anyone have experience with using a product called 'Yates Anti Rot' to prevent Phytophthora Cinnamomi root rot disease in avocados? I'd like to know if it's suitable and does work. I've read it works if you spray the leaves? Help.

Ann Turnbull
15y ago

Perth, W.A

Avocado Tree

Persea Americana I have just planted one in a fairly large pot...Here's hoping...any tips?

Desiann Dalton
15y ago

Paralowie, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Avocado Tree

What would be good to grow in adelaide? I just want one tree and to grow it in a pot. We have been having frosts the last couple of winters as the suburb we live in is on the Adelaide plains north of the city.

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Avocado Tree

Alice, The small hard lumps on the inside of the avocado skin means the tree is lacking Boron (Borax). Sprinkle ~1 handful to the sq. metre under the canopy & water in. Hope that helps.

Brendan
15y ago

Mackay, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Denise, The smallest avocado tree is the Wurtz. It's an 'A' type & should grow ok in Rocky. I'd put in a Hass 'A' & Sheppard 'B'as well:-)

Correy
15y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Belinda, If you don't get frosts then the Wurtz variety would be best although you still need a huge pot. If you do get frosts you should get a Bacon avocado.

Keb Sheridan
15y ago

Geelong, VIC, Australia

Avocado Tree

I live in geelong and want to know which avacado grows best if i chose to grow one

Gabriel Salas
16y ago

Maitland, NSW

Avocado Tree

Avocado trees are not necessary Central American. I have seen them in the hills of Chile at latitude 40 south, where they are as tall as Blue Gums and get covered by snow.

Anna Quante
16y ago

Valley Center, CA

Avocado Tree

Best place to plant avocado trees are on hills. They like drainage.

Greg Daley
16y ago

Kyogle, NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

Mexican rootstock is more cold hardier, the rootstock we used has been used for 20 years in the hort industry. Fuerte and Hass are guatamalan hybrid avo varieties and they will not be much hardier than the guatamalan rootstock.

Reville
16y ago

Tabulam, NSW, Australia

Avocado Tree

There is a problem with the guatemalan rootstock used at daleys. that being in frosty areas the scion lives (hass and fuerte), but the stock dies. If a mexican rootstock were used then im sure my plants would have lived. Till then ill grow in large tubs

Scott
16y ago

Caboolture, QLD, Australia

Avocado Tree

Spread it on butterd toast with salt and pepper a very nice snack

Ricardo Pollastrini
17y ago

João Pessoa - Brazil, PB

Avocado Tree

Hi,I just want to point that avocado is not native to South America. In fact its origin is North/Central America (Mexico and Guatemala).In Brazil people eat it in in halves sweetened with sugar and with a bit of lemon juice to add a sour taste.

Anthony Miceli
18y ago

Mornington, VIC, Australia

Avocado

Has grows and yields well and stays on tree 12 mths if left, Fuerte grows but rarely sets fruit in windy weather, Bacon is self fertile in our area and yields well

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