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Avocado assorted
Persea americana
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The avocado is a large spreading tree bearing fruit with a distinctive, bumpy outer rind and a smooth, creamy flesh that is rich in flavour containing a large single seed. Avocados can be eaten on their own, are high in vitamin E, perfect in salad sandwiches or sourdough with a poached egg, and is the key ingredient in guacamole.

Growth Width — 5m
Growth Height — 10m
Frost Sensitive
Fruiting Period — Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

Pruning Advice

Remove damaged or yellowing leaves as they occur.