avocado trees

May 21, 2015

avocado treesavocado treesavocado treesavocado treesavocado treesThis weekend we planted our avocado trees in our corten steel beds; one of the reasons we like this substrate is because it doesn’t need sealing and will last a long time. Most avocados aren’t self-pollinating so you need an “A” type and a “B” type. Jan Boyce (A type) and Kona Sharwil (B type) were the two varieties we went with. While we’ve never tasted them, they’re two of the best tasting out there supposedly. Avocados are known as the “SUVs” of the garden: they need space because most get really big, and they need a lot of water. Adding to this list of seemingly high maintenance characteristics, these two varieties are not as cold tolerant as others (one of the compromises for flavor), so we’ll see how this goes! Until then, we will keep dreaming of making fresh guacamole with all the ingredients from our garden.


4 comments on “avocado trees”

  • Hannah says:

    How exciting! I’ve always wanted to grow avocados but we don’t live in the right climate.
    I love all the garden posts!

  • Vivi P says:

    These garden posts are my favorite! We’ve been slowly planting fruit trees in our backyard too. Have you considered dwarf or semi-dwarf avocado trees? I’ve wanted to plant an avocado tree, but am hesitant of how big they get as they grow. Will you keep them in the steel beds as they continue to grow?

    • Rubyellen says:

      We will continue to keep them in the bed, but we will prune it to keep it at a certain size.

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