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Pinkerton Avocado requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.
Persea americana 'Pinkerton'
Persea americana ‘Pinkerton
The Pinkerton avocado is considered by many to be one of the finest tasting of all Avocados. The medium to large size fruit, ranges from 8 to 18 ounces.
The fruits thick skin is easy to peel and the smooth rich flavored flesh with its high oil content surrounds a small easy to remove pit.
The Pinkerton has an elongated neck and pebbled green skin, the tree is known to be a heavy producer.
This variety is a type A but is known to set fruit without a companion B type in the colder regions of zone 9. The small to medium size tree is easy to control to any height with pruning
First grown on the Pinkerton Ranch in Saticoy California and introduced around 1970
Do not fail to consider this excellent flavored December through April ripening selection. Hardy to 28 degrees for periods shorter than 8 hours. Good in zones 9-11
Avocados were once popular hedge plants and can be planted quite close. Recommended is 8 to 10 feet on center Avocados can benefit from being planted close to a building in the colder climates to take advantage of the radiant heat
8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning