Explore The AVOCADO Fruit Tree

Location is one of the most important considerations in successfully growing an avocado tree. Avocado trees do not have bark to protect themselves from the intense sun and must be planted under shade. Natively the tree would grow under the shade of the parent plant and as it matures it would eventually break through the upper canopy.

If it weren't for the high summer heat you could get by with white washing the trunk as you do with citrus however that alone is not an option in Florida. Your avocado should be watered on a grass schedule during the spring, summer and fall. Like citrus, avocados like to dry out a bit between watering. Avocados do not need to be pruned except where you need to control spread or height. Pruning should be done before flower set and flush of new growth.

We don't recommend fertilizing young and newly planted trees for at least the first year. Once the tree is established you can use any balanced citrus fertilizer on a yearly basis, just follow the directions on the label. Keep in mind, the rule of thumb with commercial fertilizers is less is more, so be conservative. Avocado trees prefer full sun but need protection from the western sun during the first years until they develop a strong deep root structure and dense foliage to protect the sensitive bark.

Explore Our Variety Of AVOCADO Fruit Trees

The Flower


The Plant


The Fruit