Just purchased a Persea americana -- Avocado - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, Ca
Question by coldire
April 24, 2010
I purchased the tree today-- so what variety of avocado tree is it? It is in a five gallon container so approximately how old is it?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2010


Persea americana is a Mexican avocado but I don't know the cultivar. Once your tree develops fruits you can key it out by the texture, skin color, etc. so you'll know for sure. Your tree is probably about 3 years of age. Avocado trees in 15 gallon containers are 5-6 years old and ready to produce fruit so you have a few years to wait for yours to grow old enough to develop fruits.

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