AVOCADO FRUIT TREE Persea americana SUBTROPICAL EVERGREEN FRUIT 20 30cm tall plant B017YQKSFY

AVOCADO FRUIT TREE Persea americana SUBTROPICAL EVERGREEN FRUIT 20 30cm tall plant B017YQKSFY
AVOCADO FRUIT TREE Persea americana SUBTROPICAL EVERGREEN FRUIT 20 30cm tall plant B017YQKSFY AVOCADO FRUIT TREE Persea americana SUBTROPICAL EVERGREEN FRUIT 20 30cm tall plant B017YQKSFY
Product Code: B017YQKSFY
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Price: £63.97 £15.62
Also superb as an ornamental (house) plant (although underrated), avocado is a well known subtropical fruit, native to Mexico and Central-America, where it is mostly produced commercially (and in some parts of Asia and Africa). A fast growing plant, reaches 5-10m in height and starts to fruit from the age of 6-7. Its glossy evergreen foliage looks architectural, it is a good conservatory plant. From the tiny yellow female flowers (male and female flowers can be found on the same tree but they usually open 1-2 days apart to reduce self-fertilisation), pear shaped fruits develop with dark green skin, which ripe further after harvest, like bananas. The health benefits of Avocado are numerous from being E, C and K vitamin source to providing fibre and lowering cholesterol (containing mostly mono-unsaturated fat). All parts of the plant are toxic however to many animals, including cats, dogs, horses and birds. It prefers almost tropical conditions all year round with full sun, ideal in a south facing conservatory for example - the large, thick, glossy leaves give a lush look to the plant all year round. It is worth a try; we have nice strong seedlings on offer. Other common names: Alligator Pear (the skin of the fruit resembles to the alligator's skin in appearance) Native to: mainly Mexico Family: Lauraceae (Bay laurel Family) Habit (UK conditions): medium sized tree Growth rate: fast Typical size in 5 years in a pot (if kept trimmed): 3m x 1,5m Main value: foliage, fruits Flower colour: yellow (small) Flowering period: May-June Autumn coloration: - (evergreen) Preferences: full sun or half shade, high humidity, temperature constantly above 10C (does not mind room temperature in Winter) Hardiness: it is not frost hardy!

AVOCADO FRUIT TREE Persea americana SUBTROPICAL EVERGREEN FRUIT 20 30cm tall plant B017YQKSFY

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