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Persea americana

Persea americana

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Persea americana, commonly known as avocado, is an evergreen tree native to Mexico and Central America but cultivated worldwide for its edible fruits. Belonging to the Lauraceae family, the avocado is renowned for its pear-shaped fruits with green skin and creamy, buttery flesh. This tree is widely appreciated for its culinary versatility and health benefits, thanks to the high content of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals present in its fruits. Avocado is a subtropical plant that thrives in warm to moderate climates and is primarily grown for food consumption, but also as an ornamental plant for its distinctive branches and foliage.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Avocado thrives in subtropical and tropical climates with moderate temperatures and no frost. It is sensitive to cold and can be damaged at temperatures below 32°F (0°C). If grown in regions with cold winters, plant avocado in pots or in sheltered areas during the winter season.

  2. Sun Exposure: Plant the tree in a location that receives full sun for at least 6-8 hours a day. Good sunlight exposure is essential for flowering and fruit production.

  3. Soil: Avocado thrives in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. The ideal soil pH for avocado cultivation ranges between 6 and 7. Add compost or organic matter to the soil during bed preparation.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water regularly during dry periods, but avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot. Reduce watering during cooler months.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer specifically for fruit trees every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid excessive fertilizer, which may damage avocado roots.

  6. Pruning: Prune avocado to promote an open and airy structure and to remove damaged or poorly positioned branches. Pruning can be done after fruit harvesting or in spring.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the tree regularly for signs of insect infestations or diseases. Treat promptly with appropriate insecticides or fungicides if necessary, following the manufacturer's instructions.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow Persea americana and enjoy its delicious creamy fruits straight from your own garden.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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