Pinkerton Avocado

The Pinkerton avocado is considered by many to be one of the finest tasting of all Avocados. 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. This variety is a type A but is known to set fruit without a companion B type in the colder regions of zone 9.
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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.

Description

Persea americana 'Pinkerton'

Pinkerton Avocado

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

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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
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Self Pollinating
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Size & Spacing

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

Planting & Care
Avocados like fast-draining organic soil. Avocado trees prefer full sun, but young trees need some protection from hot afternoon 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 poor drainage is suspected plant on a mound or raised bed 12 to 24 inches tall. 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 avocado tree. Avocados can get to be quite tall but can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning.
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