Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
This strong avocado tree thrives in containers and can withstand temperatures as low as 20 degrees. This means you can grow your own avocados at home, almost anywhere in the country!
Unlike commercially grown avocados, which have thicker skin and less oil in the fruit, the Cold Hardy Avocado Trees have paper-thin skin and higher-quality flesh with large amounts of oil, making them more flavorful.
Plant this easy-to-grow tree in a container and when temperatures start to drop below 40˚ at night, bring it inside. Your avocado tree will continue to grow. This tree produces an abundant amount of fruit year after year and sooner than plants grown from seedlings.
So let's get growing and you'll be enjoying fresh avocados in no time.
Note: Your Cold-Hardy Avocado may be one of four delicious, cold-hardy varieties - the Mexicola, the Brogdon, the Oro Negro, or the Bacon.
Are these trees self-fertile?
Yes! Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are self-fertile. However, if you add an additional pollinator, you will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Can The Cold Hardy Avocado Tree be planted outside?
The Cold Hardy Avocado can be planted outside in zones 8 through 11. This tree does very well in containers and can be grown indoors in zones 4 through 11.
Which variety do you carry?
We carry four varieties of the Cold Hardy Avocado: the Mexicola, the Brogdon, the Oro Negro, and the Bacon. All four of these deliver a rich buttery flavor and carefree growing. You will recieve one of these varieties when you order.
Can I get fruit from this tree in the first year?
Yes. Our larger sizes commonly bear fruit their very first year. Buy today while larger sizes are still available! This is an extremely popular tree.
Specially adapted to cooler climates, the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree will grow in partial shade but prefers full sun when possible.
Planting in Containers
When you receive your tree, water it well before planting. Choose a large pot or half-barrel to your tree in – something about 24 inches in diameter. Make sure the pot has drainage holes.
Planting in the Ground
When you receive your tree, water it well before planting. Dig a hole twice as large as the pot you purchased and about two inches deeper. Remove the tree from the pot and gently separate the roots, being careful not to break them. Fill in dirt around the tree and water well. Use mulch to cover the soil - this will help retain moisture and keep weeds away.
Water your young tree weekly for the first season. Once it is established it will tolerate drought well, but should be watered deeply during dry periods. The Cold Hardy Avocado tree prefers well-drained soil, so for containers, be sure to water less frequently but more deeply. Watch soil moisture carefully and allow it to dry out before winter arrives.
Fertilize your young tree after the first year of growth using a balanced fertilizer like our Organic Root Rocket. Continue fertilizing four times yearly.