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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. For best results, make sure that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are considering.
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.
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.