The Avocado Trees are here!

OK, I know it’s called “Shawnee Palm Tree Farm”, but we grow anything that we think is cool.

One thing we find to be VERY cool is guacamole, so bring on the avocado trees…

Hass avocado tree.
This cold hardy avocado tree is of the Hass variety.

When shopping for any tree, you want to be sure it will thrive in your area. In SW Florida, we will get winter cold fronts that can lower temps down into the low 30’s for a few days.

Cold tolerant avocado trees.
This grafted avocado tree is called a Florida Hass, and is tolerant of SW Florida’s occasional cold snaps.

All of these avocado trees have been grafted. This means the tops have been spliced onto the root systems of another plant. The top is usually a clipping from an older tree that produces fruit of a high quality. The result is a cloned tree that produces high quality fruit in a few years rather than 12 to 15 years.

Because we purchased different types of avocado trees that fruit at different times, we will be producing avocados from June throughout September.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress!

 

One Reply to “The Avocado Trees are here!”

  1. This is a wonderful idea, Florida needs more Avocado trees so we import less from other states and countries!

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