AVOCADO – CHOQUETTE

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COMMON NAME Choquette Avocado
BOTANICAL NAME Persea americana ‘Choquette’
HEIGHT 35′ +
WIDTH 30′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 100+ years
COLD TOLERANCE 25° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Occasionally; 2 to 3 times a week, soil should be relatively dried out before watering
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Very low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun, tolerates some shade
FERTILIZING Use either a citrus tree fertilizer or a general purpose, 10-10-10 three times annually; Once in Spring, again in the Summer, and then in the Fall. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing during Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and trunk. Water before and after applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Clusters of small, yellow to greenish-yellow flowers, growing in panicles.
MONTH OF COLOR Between January and March
FRUIT Black exterior, yellow-green interior. Pear-shaped. Excellent flavor.
TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxic to horses. Dogs can eat small amount of Avocado.
COMMENTS Cold-hardy fruit, among the best tasting varieties. The fruit is high in omega 3 fatty acids, the good fats. Avocado is also a good source of vitamins and nutrients.
PRICE 15 gallon $130, 7 gallon $70, 3 gallon $35