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Avocado 'Fuerte'

Persea americana 'Fuerte'

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The Fuerte variety is definitely a well-known avocado favorite all over the world. The trees are large subtropical fruit trees with dark glossy green leaves, the avocado fruit actually being a large berry. Fuerte​ avocados are medium-sized fruit with green skin, even as it ripens, and creamy yellow flesh. It is known to have medium-sized seed, for its easy peeling and its great taste. The fruit is used in the culinary applications, known for its various health benefits and even planted as an ornamental plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Flowering and harvesting periods vary from region to region. The fruit is picked once it reaches maturity. Generally, the fruit will be harvested late Fall through Spring. The fruit stalk will drop off​ when the avocado is ripe.

Propagation

Seed
Sow fresh pip in Spring or Summer. Place the pip above a glass of water with 3 or 4 toothpicks and soon it will germinate! Germination time - 1-3 months, be patient with this one!
Layering
Commercial growers tend to use layering, a form of vegetative propagation in order to maintain a consistent fruit quality.
Cuttings
Graft or bud a piece of thr known variety on a seedling rootstock to grow the same variety of Avocado.

Special features

Crop rotation
Medium feeder.
Indoor plant
Can be grown domestically and used as a (decorative) houseplant, & will only fruit given enough sun.

Geography

Origin
Native to Central & South America.
Natural climate
Cool sub-tropical, humid

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Lauraceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Algal leafspot, Anthracnose fungus, Avocado thrips, Bacterial soft rot, Black streak, Persia mites, Phytophthora root rot, Scab, Stem-end root rot, Sunblotch, Western avocado leafroller (Amorbia) are all problematic.

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