Avocado 'Monroe' (Persia americana)Regular price $99.95
The Monroe Avocado is a highly sought-after cultivar among food forest and fruit tree enthusiasts for its exceptional qualities. It's a late-season variety, typically maturing between November and January. This cultivar is known for producing large, flavorful fruits, often weighing between 24 to 40 ounces each. The skin of the Monroe Avocado is thick and woody, providing excellent protection for the rich, creamy, and nutty flesh inside, which is high in oil content.
The Monroe tree itself is vigorous and upright, capable of reaching substantial heights, which makes it an excellent choice for those looking to add vertical diversity to their food forests. It's also cold-tolerant compared to other avocado varieties, though it thrives best in warm climates. The tree blooms with small, greenish-yellow flowers, primarily in the spring.
In terms of cultivation, the Monroe Avocado requires well-drained soil and benefits from full sun exposure. It's a Type B avocado, meaning it pairs well with Type A avocados like Hass or Reed for improved pollination and fruit set. Regular watering and annual fertilization help ensure a healthy growth and abundant fruit production. This variety, due to its size and growth habit, is particularly suited for larger spaces and can be a centerpiece in a diverse food forest.