Avocado (Persea americana)
$37.38 incl. GST
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
- ⇒ The picture shown is for reference only.
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- The avocado, 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, is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.
- Avocados like loose, rich, well-draining soil.
- The soil may need to be sandy to accommodate the tree's large roots and fast-draining so that the roots do not succumb to root rot fungus.
- Avocados need nitrogen, first and foremost, and a little zinc.
- You can use a citrus tree fertilizer as an avocado fertilizer or go organic and use compost, coffee, fish emulsion, etc.
- Avocado plants thrive in full sun.
- If you're starting from a seed, the seed can be kept on a bright windowsill until roots form, and the first leaves emerge.
- The rule of thumb for mature trees is about 20 gallons of water a day during the irrigation season.
- Check the soil before watering each time to make sure it has dried somewhat.