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Persea americana Hass

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Persea americana Hass Avocado,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Trees Spreading, Upright

Medium to large evergreen tree that produces large pear-shaped fruit known as avocado, fruit has a rough green skin and creamy yellow flesh. Harvest August-December, fruit turns black when ripe.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Mass Planting

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant in a sunny position in a well-drained sandy soil with a neutral PH 6.6-7.3. Water frequently. Feed during Spring with a suitable fertiliser and more often for younger trees. Mulch well with lucerne hay.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lauraceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Green, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate