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Avocado 'Russel' (Long Neck!) (Persia americana)

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The Florida-Keys-native ‘Russell’ avocados have a reputation for flaunting their fabulous foot-long fruits. Nutrient-rich and ready to love, these avocados taste similar to their grocery store cousin, the Hass, but are heavy-hitters, weighing in around 2 lbs each!

The rare gemstones produce elongated avocados with smooth-skinned exteriors and creamy, savory interiors ready for any Instagram-worthy ‘Russell’ Avocado toast post.

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


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Cold hardiness for Avocado trees really varies depending on the variety. 

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

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Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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Dig Deeper

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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