Reed avocado is a great choice for backyard and orchard use. Fruit is very large, rounded with delicious, rich buttery flavored flesh. Reed avocados are produced from an attractive tree that is upright, producing heavily both along the coast and inland. Frost tender tree is self fertile. Enjoy your fresh avocados June through November. Full sun or light shade. Be sure to carefully plant in soil that is loose and well draining. Shipped potted in soil for best possible results when planted in yard or garden. See frequently asked questions below for further planting instructions.
Avocados like loose, rich, well draining soil. Blend any planting mix or potting soil into the dirt you take out of the hole prior to planting, and when placed back into the ground around the root ball, soil drainage and fertility will be improved. Avoid any manure based mix, as these have a tendency to be too salty.