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General Plant Information
The Pinkerton avocado tree is a Type “A” avocado tree. They have a pear-shaped body with a smaller than average avocado seed. The skin is a little textured and is also easy to peel. The flesh of the Pinkerton avocado is creamy and smooth. One good thing about the avocado, unlike other fruits, is that they only ripen once they are off of the tree; for that reason, many of the avocados from the Pinkerton avocado tree can actually be stored on the tree, you just have to harvest them a few days before you need to use them.
Things to remember
Avocado trees typically require a type “A” and a type “B” in order for the trees to pollinate each other and produce fruit. Hass is the most popular and common type “A”. Hass is also the only variety of avocado that will produce fruit without a type “B” plant present. Due to the fact that the Pinkerton is a type “A” avocado tree, you will need to also have a type “B” tree. Fuerte avocado is the most popular type “B”.
Also, another thing to remember is that avocado trees, while they are young, need to be protected from the sun. Now, this is depending on where the tree is planted. Coastal areas and northern California are much cooler than southern California. If you live in a warmer area then you definitely need to protect your tree from the sun. The larger leaves of the avocado tree can easily burn in the full sun. One way to combat this is by building a temporary shade that will protect the tree. Another way to protect your tree is by planting it somewhere that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. If none of these are an option, then you can leave the tree in a container, put wheels on the container and move your plant into the shade and away from the sun.
Plant 15 feet apart to grow 15 feet or taller.
Additional InformationPlant Type: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
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.
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.
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
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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.