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PlantFiles: Avocado, Alligator Pear
Persea americana 'Brazos Belle'

Family: Lauraceae (law-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Persea (PER-see-uh) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Brazos Belle

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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By rntx22
Thumbnail #1 of Persea americana by rntx22


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rntx22 On Jul 7, 2009, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Produced in Texas by Brazos Citrus Nursery. TDA # 0398916

From the Harris County Master Gardeners:
Cold hardy Mexican variety. Large purple-black fruit with great flavor. Very low teens.

Similar in characteristics to Wilma, discovered in Pearsall, Texas. {This is a cold hardy avocado } The fruit is large in shape and has a very good flavor. The skin is black in color. Upper 20s.

From Rivers end nursery:
VERY COLD HARDY! This M type avocado has medium-large, purple-black fruit. Very good typical Mexican Avo-flavor. Oct-Nov. 14F


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brazoria, Texas
La Porte, Texas
Pleasanton, Texas
Richardson, Texas

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