Avocado Selection

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With homesteading, self-sufficiency and organic foods such rising trends, many homeowners are growing their own fruits and vegetables. After all, what better way is there to know that the food we’re feeding our family is fresh and safe than to grow it ourselves. The problem with homegrown fruits, however, is that not all fruit trees can grow in all areas. This article specifically discusses what fruit trees grow in zone 8.

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Brogdon Avocado

Brogdon is a cold hardy tree with purple skinned fruit that encloses a juicy, buttery flavored, yellow flesh. A late season producers the large fruit can be as much as 14 to 24 ounces in weight.
Harvest July – Aug

Choquette Avocado

The fruit produced by the Choquette is incredibly large for an avocado, weighing approximately 20 to 40 oz. The avocados have a glossy, dark green skin and an oval shape.
Harvest Dec – March

Monroe Avocado

Monroe is a superb cold hardy variety that is a commercial favorite in Florida and throughout Tropical America. The fruit is large, abundant, and of excellent eating quality.
Harvest Nov – Jan

Talpeño Avocado

Talpeño is a variety from Nicaragua that has a very rich and nutty flavor similar to Hass. Its’ harvest season is August to September. Easy to discern its maturity as the skin will blacken as it matures.

Day Avocado

The Day avocado is by far the easiest avocado to fruit in a pot. Plants will fruit at about 3 feet in height and will produce a medium-sized tapered-neck avocado that is easy to peel and has a delicious, buttery sweet taste.
Harvest Sept – Oct

Lula Late Avocado

Lila similar to Opal is an early season avocado, and weighs 6–12 ounces. The skin color is green and is a little thicker than the Brazos Belle, but not as thick as our usual Florida varieties. The fruit has a good flavor.
Harvest Dec – March

Marco's Pumpkin Avocado

Very rare and hard to find variety! Marco’s Pumpkin Avocado – Green, Large, Round, Pumpkin shaped Fruit 30-40 oz. Good Cream flavor. It is so unique in its shape. It is hard to eat a whole one because of its size
Harvest Oct – Nov

Mexicola Avocado

Mexicola Avocado is an excellent quality, frost hardy variety producing Mexican type fruit to 6 to 12 ounces with thin black skin.The compact tree is perfect for backyard use, doing well in full sun or light shade.
Harvest July

Winter Mexican Avocado

Small, dark skinned fruit with rich, nutty flavor.Grows to about 40 feet in about 25 years. The compact tree is perfect for backyard use, doing well in full sun or light shade.
Harvest Nov – Jan

Nishikawa Avocado

Nishikawa variety of Avocado is originated in Hawaii. Oval fruit is somewhat resemble Hass variety of avocado, but larger. Has very high oil content.
Harvest Nov – Dec

Oro Negro Avocado

Oro Negro means black gold in Spanish, which is an incredibly appropriate name for this fruit.The flesh is rich and buttery with a creamy texture that is sure not to disappoint.
Harvest Dec – Jan

Hall Avocado

A relative of the Choquette and similar in shape and size, the Hall avocado has nuttier, drier and thicker flesh, though still juicy and fruity.
Harvest Oct – Nov

Super Hass Avocado

The tree produces nubby, black-skinned fruit prized for its taste and loved by grocers for its long shelf life. It is renowned for is rich nutty flavor and high oil content. A single fruit can weigh over a pound.
Harvest Sept – Oct

Simmonds Avocado

The Simmonds is South Florida’s most popular early season avocado. Good production, exceptional trade acceptance, and superb eating quality make it an excellent choice for the home garden or grove.
Harvest July – Sept

Wurtz Avocado

Valued for its dark-green fruit, the Wurtz avocado tree will provide your home with an abundance of fresh avocados while enhancing the landscape with its evergreen foliage.
Harvest Jan – March

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