Fuerte Avocado Tree

Fuerte 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, easy-to-peel skin. Eat fresh or make guacamole, as Fuerte have a nice creamy and delicious flavor.

Avocado trees are subtropical plants and have large leaves. They can grow in full sun in mild Summer areas and the coast such as cities like Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach. Many commercial groves are located in San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara.

In Los Angeles, Summers can be hot, so plant where they will receive the morning sun and afternoon shade to prevent heat stress. In areas with cold windy Winters, plant where there is a windbreak to prevent cold damage.

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General Plant Information

Fuerte Avocado Information and Care

Fuerte Avocado trees are subtropical plants with large leaves. They do well near the coast and in mild Summer climates.  The large surface area allows their leaves to collect sunlight from low light partial sun areas. During the Summer, intense light and heat can damage leaves. As a result, this could kill the avocado tree. To protect the tree in hot climates, plant them where they will receive morning sun and afternoon shade.  Avocado trees can be planted in the full sun in mild Summer climates and near the ocean.

Fuerte Avocado

Fuerte Avocados are a Mexican/Guatemalan cross that arrived in California from Puebla in the early 1900’s. Its name means strong in Spanish, and got its name after withstanding a severe frost in California in 1913. They are tolerant to −3 °C (27 °F) temperatures.  It is a hybrid Mexican variety that is ready to pick in November and is good through March.  The Fuerte Avocado is a long time California commercial variety valued for its Winter season and its B blossom type. In addition, it will require a type A pollinator (Hass) to bear fruit. Its skin thickness is medium thin. Seed size is medium large.


Plant 15 feet apart to grow 15 feet or taller.

Additional Information

Plant Type: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Chill Hours: Less 100 hours below 45°F

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

Watering Avocado Trees

Water Avocado trees deeply to completely saturate the root zone.

Use Avocado and Citrus Food Fertilizer Seasonally

Ripens after picked

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Compatibility

The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.