Zutano Avocado

A selection known to be more-cold hardy then other selections of avocado, the Zutano is similar in appearance to the popular Fuerte with its pear shape and medium size 8-16-ounce fruit. The thin green skin is easy to peel with a flavor that is less oily than the Fuerte. A pleasant mild flavor is what you can expect.
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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors, 4-11 Patio
 
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Zutano 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 'Zutano'

Zutano Avocado

Persea americana 'Zutano'

A selection known to be more-cold hardy then other selections of avocado, the Zutano is similar in appearance to the popular Fuerte with its pear shape and medium size 8-16-ounce fruit.

The thin green skin is easy to peel with a flavor that is less oily than the Fuerte. A pleasant mild flavor is what you can expect.

Developed in Fallbrook California by R.L. Ruitt in 1926, the Zutano’s B type flower has been often the recommended pollinator for Hass, even being cited as the reason for larger fruit on Hass trees where it is used. Because of its cold hardiness it is still often used in the colder regions of zone 9.

The Zutano is highly productive and dependable once established. Rarely requiring A type companion to set fruit. The tree is a larger size and will require pruning to keep it at a reasonable height.

The hardiness is where the Zutano shines tolerating down to 25 degrees F. for over 8 hours. This is the variety to grow if you are in the colder regions of zone 9. Pair it up with a type A cold hardy Mexicola Grande to extend your harvest season and add variety to your table.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Green
Ripens:
November - February
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 4.5
Tree Size:
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
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 11
Chill Hours:
None
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

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. Reviews
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