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Avocado Bacon

Medium sized oval shaped fruit with a very attractive smooth shiny thin green skin. Easy to peel with a medium to large seed. Yellow-green flesh of a light flavour, smooth and silky. The skin remains green though darkens slightly when ripe. Fruit size is from 280grms to 500grms.

Habit - Avocado tree forms a thick canopy giving dense shade with it's large, dark green, leathery leaves.

Size - 5m x 4m

Pollination - Light yellow/green flowers appear in abundance on the end of the branches in spring. 'B' Type flowering where the female part opens in the afternoon on the first day for 2 to 3 hours then closes. The male part opens the morning of the second day. Hence cross pollination of two varieties helps in the warmer climates. In the cooler climates opening and closing of the flower tends to overlap therefore making them more self-fertile. Bees and flies are the pollinators. Cross pollination with Hass and Reed will improve fruit set.

Harvest - Mid-winter variety. 12 months from flowering to harvest in cool climates. Harvest from late autumn to early spring. Early and consistent cropper.

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Avocado Hashimoto

Guatemalan variety. Large spheroid fruit with a thick pebbly skin and a small seed. The fruit size is from 420grms to 730grms. The fruit is green when ripe.

Habit - Avocado tree forms a thick canopy giving dense shade with it's large, dark green, leathery leaves.

Size - 6m x 4m.

Pollination - Light yellow/green flowers appear in abundance on the end of the branches in spring. 'B' Type flowering where the female part opens in the afternoon on the first day for 2 to 3 hours then closes. The male part opens the morning of the second day. Hence cross pollination of two varieties helps in the warmer climates. In the cooler climates opening and closing of the flower tends to overlap therefore making them more self-fertile. Bees and flies are the pollinators. Cross pollination with Hass and Reed will improve fruit set.

Harvest - Mid winter harvest.

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Avocado Reed

Large round green fruit with a smooth dark, thick glossy skin. Smooth and delicate flavour. The skin ripens green. Fruit size is from 480grms to 680grms.

Habit - Avocado tree forms a thick canopy giving dense shade with it's large, dark green, leathery leaves.

Size - 5m x 4m

Pollination - Light yellow/green flowers appear in abundance on the end of the branches in spring. 'A' Type flower. The female opens in the morning the first day for 2 to 3 hours and then closes. The male flower opens in the afternoon of the second day for 2 to 3 hours then closes. Hence cross pollination of two varieties helps in the warmer climates. In the cooler climates opening and closing of the flower tends to overlap therefore making them more self-fertile. Bees and flies are the pollinators. Cross pollination with 'B' Type flowering variety - Hashimoto, Bacon or Fuerte.

Harvest - February to April. Fruiting will begin 3 to 5 years from planting. The fruit take 9-12 months to mature depending on the variety and the amount of heat during the year. At maturity pick fruit and ripen at room temperature.

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Avocado Fuerte

Medium sized pear shaped fruit with a green leathery skin, easy to peel. Creamy flesh of mild and rich flavour. The skin ripens green. Fruit size is from 250grms to 450grms.

Habit - Avocado tree forms a thick canopy giving dense shade with it's large, dark green, leathery leaves.

Size - 6m x 4m

Pollination - Light yellow/green flowers appear in abundance on the end of the branches in spring. 'B' Type flowering where the female part opens in the afternoon on the first day for 2 to 3 hours then closes. The male part opens the morning of the second day. Hence cross pollination of two varieties helps in the warmer climates. In the cooler climates opening and closing of the flower tends to overlap therefore making them more self-fertile. Bees and flies are the pollinators. Cross pollination with Hass and Reed will improve fruit set.

Harvest - August to October. Fruiting will begin 3 to 5 years from planting. The fruit take 9-12 months to mature depending on the variety and the amount of heat during the year. At maturity pick fruit and ripen at room temperature.

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Avocado Hass

Medium sized ovate fruit with a black pebbled skin. Nutty rich flavour. The skin ripens black. Fruit size is from 170grms to 390grms.

Habit - Avocado tree forms a thick canopy giving dense shade with it's large, dark green, leathery leaves.

Size - 6m x 4m

Pollination - Light yellow/green flowers appear in abundance on the end of the branches in spring. 'A' Type flower. The female opens in the morning the first day for 2 to 3 hours and then closes. The male flower opens in the afternoon of the second day for 2 to 3 hours then closes. Hence cross pollination of two varieties helps in the warmer climates. In the cooler climates opening and closing of the flower tends to overlap therefore making them more self-fertile. Bees and flies are the pollinators. Cross pollination with 'B' Type flowering variety - Hashimoto, Bacon or Fuerte.

Harvest - November to March. Fruiting will begin 3 to 5 years from planting. The fruit take 9-12 months to mature depending on the variety and the amount of heat during the year. At maturity pick fruit and ripen at room temperature.

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