Avocado is native to Central America and Mexico. It is a medium-sized, evergreen, tree belonging to the laurel family. This is native to highland regions of south-central Mexico. These tropical fruit trees are partially self-pollinating and often propagated through grafting. The fruit offers several health benefits.
Avocado is present in different varieties around the world. Among them, Hass, Brogden, hall, and Oro Negro avocado trees are the most popular varieties in south Florida.
The Hass avocado tree evolved from Southern California and was named after horticulturist Rudolph Hass. It is a large-sized fruit with an average weight of 200-300 grams. In some regions, it is harvested year-round as a commercial fruit. This relish fruit of Hass avocado has a long shelf life. When ripe, the fruit’s skin turns dark purplish-black and the inner part is white-green. It is a self-pollinating plant with green leaves which have a vein-like pattern. It grows well in full sun and requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Brogden/Brogdon Avocado is the best variety of avocados to grow in extremely cold areas as the tree can survive the bad winter of North Carolina. The tree is popular for its cold hardiness, superior flavor, and unique dark-purple skin. This is a suitable tree to grow in Florida where trees need to be cold-hardy to survive. The tree bears fruit from July through September. It performs well and produces a high yield in full sunlight. Brogdon avocado trees can also survive in partial shade.
Hall avocado is a tasty pear-shaped fruit. The dark green fruit has yellow flesh. When ripe, avocados are easy to peel and very tasty to eat. It is an easy-to-grow, cold hardy tree, resistant to many pests. Choose good draining soil to grow the hall avocado tree and the location must receive full sunlight, at least six hours a day. Watering once a week is enough to maintain moisture. Fertilize the tree once in spring and in summer.
Oro Negro Avocado is a winter avocado. This tree has moderate tolerance to cold climates. The fruit is dark black in color with rich buttery flesh with a creamy texture. It grows in the 9-10 hardiness zone and prefers full sunlight.
If you are looking for a trusted nursery providing high-quality avocado trees in Florida, call JMC Landscaping to know if this fleshy fruit tree is currently available with us. You may also visit our Garden Center in Pine Island to choose your plant by yourself. We also provide landscaping services in Cape Coral, Naples, Fort Myers, and all of Southwest Florida.