Avocado Tree 10L (Fuerte)
The Fuerte avocado is the original high quality California avocado, and it is so well known in the markets that the color and texture of its skin, shape of its fruit, and its weight and size are often considered a standard for judging other varieties. It is known as a green-skinned variety, along with zutano and reed avocados, characterized by their green coloring when ripe and their thin skin, which naturally makes them more susceptible to disease. The avocado species is generally divided into three races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. While each has distinctive features, cross-pollination permits the development of unlimited varieties. The Fuerte avocado is a hybrid between Mexican and Guatemalan types. Avocados are members of the Lauraceae, or Laurel family, which includes the plants that produce edible cinnamon, camphor, sassafras and bay leaf, and they are scientifically known as Persea americana Mill.
Avocado trees love tropical weather and full sun. We advise to cover young trees in winter to protect them against frost. No cross pollination or pruning required. Fuerte typically ripens from April to August.