Avocados: creamy, full of flavor and totally healthful.
There’s a lot to love when it comes to this nutritious and delicious fruit.
And now you can grow your own avocados, right at home. How? Enter the Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree. Most avocado trees need warm, tropical-like weather to
thrive. But because the Cold Hardy Avocado tolerates temperatures down to 20
degrees, it can be grown outside, year-round, in USDA zones 8 through 11. But
if you’re located outside these zones, you can still have your very own Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree because they thrive in containers on the patio or indoors.
Exotic fruit, no matter the weather? Check. So, the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
really ticks all the boxes of a backyard or home-bound botanical. As we
mentioned, it grows anywhere in the country as a patio or house plant. Plus,
it makes a great gift (or is ideal for keeping for yourself), especially since
it provides a lifetime of your favorite fruit – up to 50 pounds, each year.
Homemade guacamole or restaurant-quality avocado toast is just a click away.
And though their taste is reason enough to buy, their health benefits mean
avocados pull double duty. Based on a study by the American Heart Association,
the rich, buttery flesh of avocados is high in monounsaturated fats, which
help lower LDL cholesterol levels. Avocados are also rich in fiber and other
nutrients to keep you as happy and healthful as your tree. Or, if you need a
potassium pick-me-up, reach for an avocado instead of your morning banana,
since they have up to 60 percent more potassium! Last but not least, the Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree is a beacon of beauty. Good looks and great taste: this
powerful tree has it all. Whether it’s planted in your garden or perched on
your patio, it attracts attention with the rich green hues of both its foliage
and fruit. Beautiful bounties, happy, healthful and right at home, wherever
you’re located. Order your own Cold Hardy Avocado Tree today! What is a Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree, and Why is it Grafted? Popular for gift-giving (or keeping
for your own backyard supermarket), the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree is an
improvement on the classic. Because, other than the superior taste of its
fruit, it can handle colder weather than most avocado cultivars. Made to
withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees, it’s perfect for gardeners who live
in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8 through 11. However, this is the ideal tree to
grow on the patio, no matter where you live. Simply keep this typically-
tropical tree in a container during the spring, summer and fall. Bring it
indoors during the winter to ensure it stays healthful and happy. Best of all?
Our Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are grafted rather than seed-grown, so you’ll
have robust bushels of fruit much faster. Though seed-grown trees can grow and
thrive, our grafting process ensures that you’ll get the same fruit, uniform
and delicious, with each tree. Read more 1-2 feet tall in 1 gallon 2-3 feet
tall in 1 gallon 3-4 feet tall in 3 gallon 4-5 feet tall in 3 gallon Pot Size
1 Gallon 1 Gallon 3 Gallon 3 Gallon Height 1-2 ft. Tall 2-3 ft. Tall 3-4 ft.
Tall 4-5 ft. Tall Benefit Great for gifting Indoor decor focal point Instant
lush greenery Even faster fruit Expect fruit in 5 years 3-4 years 2-3 years 1
year Grafted for more fruit production? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Outdoor Care Climate and
Placement Though it’s relatively low-maintenance, your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree
needs a good start. Proper care will make all the difference when it comes to
its longevity and productivity. Container planting: Use a 24-inch pot so that
your Cold Hardy Avocado Tree has plenty of growing room, and fill your
container with soilless potting mix specifically formulated for citrus or
avocado trees. When temperatures dip into the low 50s during autumn, move your
container-planted tree indoors for the winter. Prime locales include
solariums, sunrooms, or heated greenhouses. But you can also place your Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree in front of a sun-soaked window. Grower’s Tip: Your Cold
Hardy Avocado Tree may drop some of its leaves when it’s moved indoors for the
winter. It’s simply reacting to lower light levels or dry air, so don’t be
alarmed. Outdoor planting: To start, find a location in your that gets at
least 8 hours of full sunlight each day, preferably on the South side of your
house or yard. Once you’ve planted your tree according to its planting
directions, it’s important to water, fertilize and prune properly.
Furthermore, you may live in a climate that is in-between the Cold Hardy
Avocado’s winter survivability. For example, you may be located in a marginal
band between Zone 8b and 9a, or you may be located in a colder microclimate in
Zone 9. Using the following tips, you can push the cold-hardiness envelope to
bolster your tree’s winter resilience: -Wrap strings of incandescent (non-LED)
holiday lights around your tree to keep it warm. Ensure first that the lights
are designed for outdoor use. Once you’ve purchased the proper lights, weave
them through the branches thickly. Turn on your lights when temperatures drop
to around 40 degrees. -For even more protection, cover your lighted trees with
frost/freeze cloth or sheets, which will warm plants an additional 4 to 8
degrees. Place these coverings so that they extend to the ground, weighing
them down with bricks or anchoring with U-shaped landscape pins. Keep in mind
that you should remove the covering when temperatures heat up during the day
and re-cover plants before nightfall. Watering and Soil Water Schedule Your
Cold Hardy Avocado Tree flourishes in moist (but not oversaturated) soil. Its
root system is fairly shallow, with most of the roots contained in the upper 8
inches of soil, so watering should include frequent, small amounts of water.
Young Cold Hardy Avocado Trees must be watered often after transplanting so
their roots stay hydrated. Soil, Fertilizer and Mulching It’s essential that
your soil has good drainage so your avocado trees’ roots don’t rot. If your
garden soil is compacted, loosen it by tilling or spading and incorporate
organic amendments, such as compost, to a depth of around 12 inches. Ensure
that you treat the entire planting area. Your tree performs best in soils with
a pH of 6.2 to 6.5, and they experience sensitivity as the soil pH approaches
7.0. Take a soil sample to your local Cooperative Extension Service to
determine your soil’s pH and receive recommendations about adjusting the pH,
if necessary. Fertilizer: Wait until the next season, after planting, to begin
a fertilizer regimen. A rule of green thumb is that your tree needs a half to
1 pound of nitrogen each year. Other nutrients, such as phosphorus, potassium
and zinc, should be applied according to your soil test recommendations.
However, you can use synthetic fertilizer or an organic equivalent in
formulations, which include liquid, granular or slow-release products. Mulch:
Because your tree’s root system is shallow, a 2 or 3-inch layer of organic
mulch from the trunk (but not piled against the trunk) to the drip line (which
is the outer reach of the leaves) helps protect the plant’s roots and conserve
moisture. Shredded leaves or bark mulch work nicely for mulching as well.
Pruning and Harvest Pruning Cold Hardy Avocado Trees don’t require intensive
pruning for fruit production, but you may want to shape your trees for a more
manageable size, especially if you’re growing your trees in containers. When
you place your container-grown trees outside during spring, cut back a few of
the top branches to the trunk, leaving the lower branches intact. Harvest Your
grafted Cold Hardy Avocado Tree typically bears fruit the third or fourth year
after its transplanted. The fruit is ready to harvest in late summer through
autumn, from August to October, and mature trees in the ground may produce up
to 300 avocados per tree! Plus, since these trees are alternate-bearers,
you’ll get a large crop one year that’s followed by a smaller crop the next
year. And you can maximize the fruiting potential of your Cold Hardy Avocado
Tree if you plant another tree (different variety or cultivar) nearby because
of the cross-pollination benefit. Make sure you keep your tree fertilized
according to soil test recommendations, but don’t apply excessive fertilizer
in the hope of a bigger crop – your tree may produce more leaves instead of
additional fruit. Harvesting: Don’t wait for the fruit to ripen on the tree
because avocados soften after they’ve been harvested. When temperatures begin
cooling in the late summer to autumn, watch the skins on the fruits. They’ll
turn a slightly darker shade of green, with very small flecks of brown color.
Fruit that’s ready to pick will pull fairly easily from the stem to make
picking effortless. Pick one of the avocados and store it at room temperature
(your kitchen counter is a prime spot). After several days, the fruit should
soften a bit, signaling that it’s time for a taste test. If this first fruit
doesn’t quite pass, let the other fruits still on the tree mature a bit more
before picking the next one. You’ll quickly learn what’s ‘just right’ when it
comes to harvesting your Cold Hardy Avocados.
- SHIPPING SIZE- cold hardy avocado trees come 1-2 feet tall. These are young plants. You will not get a mature avocado tree.
- SHIPPING TIME- order now and your avocado trees will be shipped out the next business day
- DELIVERY- your avocado trees may arrive a little more dry than you expected since they’ve traveled across the country. Please unpack them and give them a healthy drink. They will perk right back up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately.
- WARRANTY- If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your avocado tree or with our service, please notify us immediately or within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.
- CANNOT ship cold hardy avocado trees to AZ due to federal agricultural restrictions… if you live here and order this tree, your order will be cancelled.
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