American Avocado Tree

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 70.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Persea americana

Common Names: American Avocado, Common Avocado, Aguacate

Overview: The Persea americana, commonly known as the avocado, is a beloved fruit prized for its creamy texture, rich flavor, and nutritional benefits. Native to Central America, this evergreen tree produces pear-shaped fruits with a dark green, pebbled skin that encases a buttery, green-yellow flesh. Avocados are versatile ingredients, perfect for adding a nutritious and delicious touch to salads, sandwiches, dips, and smoothies. Packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, they contribute to a balanced diet and promote overall wellness. Avocado trees thrive in subtropical and tropical climates, requiring well-drained soil and ample sunlight to flourish. With proper care and pruning, they can grow up to 30 feet tall, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits throughout the year.

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Description

Persea americana, commonly known as the avocado tree, is a beloved member of the Lauraceae family, revered for its delicious and nutritious fruit. Originating from the hot, tropical regions of Central America, particularly Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean, the avocado tree has found its way into households and gardens worldwide due to its adaptability and the popularity of its fruit.

Persea americana traces its roots back to Mesoamerica, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years by indigenous cultures such as the Aztecs and Mayans. Today, it is grown commercially in various tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, including California, Florida, Hawaii, Australia, and Israel.

Caring for your Avocado Tree

The Persea americana tree is an evergreen, medium to large-sized tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 20-30 feet when mature. Its dense, glossy foliage consists of elliptical leaves, ranging from light to dark green depending on the variety. The tree’s growth habit can vary from upright to spreading, with some cultivars exhibiting a more compact, bushy form ideal for container gardening.

Light

Avocado trees thrive in full sun, requiring a minimum of 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Plant your tree in a location with ample sunlight exposure, such as a south-facing garden spot or a sunny patio.

Soil

Well-draining soil is crucial for the health of avocado trees. Use a rich, loamy soil mix with good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. A soil pH between 6 and 7 is optimal for avocado cultivation.

Water

Avocado trees have moderate water needs. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can cause root rot, while underwatering can result in stress and poor fruit production. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the tree’s growth stage.

Fertilization

Fertilize your avocado tree regularly with a balanced fertilizer formulated for fruit trees. Apply fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) according to package instructions. Avoid excessive nitrogen fertilization, as it can promote vegetative growth at the expense of fruit development.

Pruning

Pruning is essential for shaping the tree, promoting airflow, and controlling its size. Prune your avocado tree annually during the dormant season (winter) to remove dead or diseased branches, improve structure, and encourage fruiting. Avoid excessive pruning, as it can stress the tree and reduce fruit production.

Pollination

Most avocado varieties are self-pollinating to some extent, but cross-pollination by bees and other pollinators can increase fruit yield and quality. If growing multiple avocado trees, choose varieties that bloom at the same time to ensure successful pollination. Hand pollination may be necessary in some cases, especially for indoor or container-grown trees.

Pests and Diseases

Avocado trees are susceptible to various pests and diseases, including avocado lace bug, root rot (caused by waterlogging), anthracnose, and avocado thrips. Monitor your tree regularly for signs of pests or diseases, and take prompt action to mitigate infestations or infections. Cultural practices such as proper watering, pruning, and sanitation can help prevent many common issues.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 9a, 9b

Mature Height

40ft

Spacing

20ft – 30ft

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