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Fuerte Avocado TreeFuerte Avocados are subtropical trees considered to be cold tolerant. A great tasting (type b) variety, great for pollinating Hass Avocado trees. Fuerte Avocados are medium in size, long-shaped fruit with a green, leathery...
Hass Avocado TreePersea americana 'Hass' The Hass Avocado is the #1 most popular Avocado in California because it is self-fruitful and has a long fruiting season. The fruit has dark green-colored, bumpy skin which becomes a dark purplish-black when ripe.
Avocado trees are tropical evergreen plants with large leaves. The fruit is creamy and delicious with many health benefits. Avocado trees grow well near the coast. The ocean tends to regulate winter and summer temperatures. This is why commercially in Southern California, trees are grown mostly in cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Oxnard, and Ventura. As well as micro-climates such as Temecula. They also grow well in mild climate areas such as Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, and Long Beach.
In order to protect trees from sunburn and sun damage in the Summer. Plant trees where they will receive the morning sun and afternoon shade in Los Angeles inland areas of Glendale, Burbank, and the San Fernando Valley. Plant trees behind a windbreak to prevent cold-stress damage in areas with high winds in the Winter. Cold temperatures can be fatal to trees.
The most popular Hass Avocado (Type A) tree is technically self-pollinating but is known to produce more fruits if planted near other Avocado trees, even if they are Hass. Fuerte Avocado tree (Type B) used to be the most popular used for guacamole is NOT self-pollinating. Fuerte Avocado trees need a (Type A) to produce fruits. Fuerte Avocados trees are most commonly planted along with Hass for pollination. Use a B cultivar such as Fuerte to pollinate popular A varieties such as Hass. In fact, Hass is the most popular at American grocery stores today.
Plant trees in well-drained soils. Keep soil moist but not wet. Do not water too frequently. Irrigate newly planted trees once or twice per week. Fertilize with citrus and avocado food. Prune to maintain size and shape in the winter when it is cooler.
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