Avocado Trees

The avocado (Persea americana), a tree likely originating from south-central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed. Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating, and are often propagated through grafting to maintain predictable fruit quality and quantity. In 2017, Mexico produced 34% of the world supply of avocados.

Id Name Size Description
4530 Brazos Belle Avocado 3 Gallon Originated in Pearsall, Texas. Very vigorous growing tree that produces large, shiny, black skinned fruit. Hardy to mid to upper teens. Ripens Aug-Sept. See Home page for Tree Care Tips or FAQ for Avocado Tree Care.
4531 Joey Avocado 3 Gallon Introduced and named by Brazos Citrus Nursery in 2005. It was found by our good friend Joey Rivers in Uvalde, Texas. Very cold hardy to the mid to upper teens, medium sized fruit, egg shaped, purple to black in color. Heavy producer. Ripens August to September.
4532 Lila Avocado 3 Gallon Originated in Uvalde, Texas. Tight growing, vigorous tree. Hardy to mid teens. Medium pear-shaped fruit. Rich flavor, green skinned avocado. Ripens August to September.
4533 Mexicola Avocado 3 Gallon Tall spreading tree. Fruit is smaller than the Mexicola Grande. Thin purple-black color skin. Hardy to upper teens. Ripens in September.
4534 Mexicola Grande Avocado 3 Gallon Seedling selection of the Mexicola Avocado. Tall, spreading tree similar to the Mexicola. The fruit is 15-25% larger and somewhat rounder shape with a better seed to flesh ratio. The skin is paper-thin and purple to black in color. High quality flesh with a high oil content. Hardy to the upper teens, ripens in September.
4535 Pancho Avocado 3 Gallon Originated as a seedling at Stuart Place, Texas. The fruit is oval to slightly pear-shaped and is light green in color with a very thin skin. Medium sized fruit, cold hardy to the mid teens, ripens August to September.