Avocado (Persea americana)

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Botanical names:
Persea americana Accepted
Persea gratissima Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 30 to 60 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Shade Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw

photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr

Plant Events from our members
Rh48 On March 26, 2016 Seeds sown
Attempting to start 11 new trees from seed... Some will be gifts for friends.
Rh48 On September 25, 2015 Seeds germinated
Seed #2 for 2015 - root has started to emerge.
Rh48 On September 21, 2015 Plant emerged
Stem and tiny leaves emerged from seed.
Rh48 On September 14, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
2015 plant now has several inches of healthy root and seed has started to take on light green hue.
Rh48 On August 18, 2015 Seeds germinated
2015 seed - root emerged from seed
mscuser73 On March 24, 2018 Seeds sown
három fogpiszkálóval egy pohár vízben, ablakpárkányon, fűtőtest fölött.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this plant? Avocado? by Avocco Sep 19, 2018 1:45 AM 4
Over or underwatering my plant? by fishin4bass Dec 17, 2017 5:15 AM 13
Growing avocado from seed by Mdntnmtgmy Nov 8, 2017 12:35 PM 22
Potted Avocado tree by growfoodnotfeed May 27, 2017 8:21 AM 6
Can I mix those plants/herbs together? by xianghan0519 Jan 26, 2017 6:32 PM 4
Annona cherimola, Persea americana by Plantage Dec 20, 2016 3:59 AM 14
Annona and avocado plants. Need help by Plantage Nov 18, 2016 6:47 AM 7
coffee tree? Big-leaved Fig? by chee Oct 9, 2016 3:18 AM 12
Avocado (Persea americana) by carramsey Aug 14, 2015 6:35 AM 7
Can someone help identify plant? by DrGreenThumb Nov 22, 2014 2:23 PM 13

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