Fuerte Avocado

The Fuerte avocado, was once the standard for all avocados grown but faded in popularity after the introduction of the Hass. it still remains one of the most outstanding flavored Avocados. Fuerte is an elongated pear shape with smooth thin, green skin and pale green flesh. The creamy, inner flesh has a rich nutty flavor.
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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors
 
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Fuerte Avocado requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Persea americana 'Fuerte'

The Fuerte avocado, was once the standard for all avocados grown but faded in popularity after the introduction of the Hass. it still remains one of the most outstanding flavored Avocados. Somewhat cold hardy, able to tolerate temperatures to 28 degrees for short periods of time. Fuerte is an elongated pear shape with smooth thin, green skin and pale green flesh. The creamy, inner flesh has a rich nutty flavor that is delicious in salads or guacamole. A California winter ripening variety, "Fuerte", is Spanish for strong, do to it's resistance to cold temperature's. Fuerte is a B type flower, but will set fruit in the colder parts of zone 9 without a pollinating variety near by. It never hurts to plant an A type just to be safe.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Green
Ripens:
November - June
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6
Tree Size:

25' - 30' height with 15' spread but can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning. Once planted as hedge plants, Avocados make a great screen plant and can be planted as close as 8 to 10 feet on center

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
None
Size & Spacing

25' - 30' height with 15' spread but can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning. Once planted as hedge plants, Avocados make a great screen plant and can be planted as close as 8 to 10 feet on center

Plant on 8 to 10 foot centers

Planting & Care

Avocados like fast-draining organic soil. Avocado trees prefer full sun, but young trees need some protection from hot sun until they develop dense foliage. Water avocados on a regular basis during warm seasons. Avocados do not like cold damp soil and can easily develop root rot if they remain wet for long periods. If you suspect poor drainage plant in a raised bed 12 to 18 inches high by 3 foot square. They are also sensitive to cold and may require protection from frost. Avocados are often alternate bearing, and the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second variety of avocado tree.

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