Avocado - Knowledgebase Question

Devore Heights, ca
Question by ieracer
January 31, 2006
I Live in Devore, 2400 ft elevation, low temps 22F, winds very strong 2 - 4 wks during fall and winter. I have a 30 ft slope along top of property and want 5 large evergreen privacy trees which will be planted halfway up the slope at approx 20 feet apart. Would really like avocados (mexicola grande, stewart?)and hope to have trees at 20 - 30 feet in 5 years. Unrealistic?? across entire top of slope we planted 50 ligustrum texanums which are now 6 feet tall and thick. These provide pretty good wind block.

Thanks for any info or recommendations.


Answer from NGA
January 31, 2006


Avocado trees are classified as fast-growing trees, especially when soil moisture is adequate and when they are fertilized regularly. Once established, you can expect about two feet of new growth each year. So, depending upon the size trees you plant, you could have some rather large trees 5 years after installing them. Hope this information is helpful.

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