Avocado 'Catalina' (Persia americana)

Avocado 'Catalina' (Persia americana)

Regular price $49.95

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For Cuban Americans, Catalina avocados are symbolic of exponential growth. This Persea americana variety was naturalized to Florida, where it remains a Hispanic American food staple. Catalina avocados bear large fruit, which ripen on the tree, maintaining a bright green color. This West Indian avocado cultivar bears fruit with yellow, creamy flesh. It has a sweeter flavor profile than the Mexican cultivars sold commercially. With peak fruit maturing from summer to early fall, enjoy Catalina avocado for a tropical immersion that’s unique to the vibrant cultures and people of the tropical lowlands.

Avocados are full of vitamins like potassium and Vitamins A, vitamins K, E, and B. Plus, they are a great source of healthy, cholesterol-free fats! Growing Catalina avocado trees can be challenging at first, but will reward any horticulturalist with bounties of enormous avocados, weighing 2 pounds on average. Only one plant is needed to get fruit. Additional plants will increase cross-pollination and fruiting. Avocados can be sporadically picked from the tree and set to mature, saving you trips to the produce store for weeks at a time. To keep the Monroe avocado plant at its best, protect the tree from any unusual bouts of cold, allow it long days of sunbathing, and keep it in well-drained, nitrogen-rich soil. 

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How to Grow Avocados

Plant Type: Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Varies, but peak season for most varieties is May - August. 

Mature Size: 10-50 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, rich in organic matter.

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zone Hardiness: 8-11 cold tolerance varies by variety. 

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