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Avocado 'Brogdon' (Persia americana)

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The Brogdon, Avocado tree variety is cold hardy to 27 degrees and is a really great producer! Brogdon Avocado fruit has deep purple skin and a creamy pulp with a rich nutty flavor that's high in oil content, much like the beloved California Hass variety. Hass doesn't produce fruit here in the southeast so we always recommend Brogdon as the perfect substitute.

The Brogdon Avocado actually originated in Sow Exotic's hometown - Winter Haven, Florida - in the 1930's.  It gained its glory as a cold hardy fruit tree when it was reported to have survived a North Carolina winter in the 1950's.

Plant Type
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Summer to Fall, Fall to Winter
Fruiting season varies slightly depending on the variety of Avocado. 

Mature Size
15-30 ft. 

Soil & Moisture
Well-draining, rich in organic matter. Don't over water. Only irrigate during dry periods once established.

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Cold hardiness for Avocado trees really varies depending on the variety. 

Propagation
Our Avocado trees are grafted and ready to produce within 1 or 2 years

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There are so many reasons to grow Avocados. Avocados are a very fun and nutritious fruit to grow in your food forest or edible landscape! Plus, they are a great source of healthy, cholesterol-free fats!

Avocados are full of vitamins like Potassium, Folate, Magnesium and Vitamins A, K, E, B and C.

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