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PlantFiles: Avocado, Alligator Pear
Persea americana 'Mexicola'

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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Dec 19, 2010, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Easy to grow smaller Avocado tree for suburban and urban yards. The fruits are small,with small pits and delicious creamy flesh-very buttery. Even the skin is edible if you want to skip the peeling process.
Young tree's seem to be boosted by being mulched for steady and even soil moisture. Average watering.
Very black fruit.

Neutral vossner On Apr 9, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

My 1yr old Mexicola did not survive Winter 2009/2010, which was unusually cold for our area. It was covered and it still didn't survive. I had growth coming from beneath the graft and that is not desirable, so out it goes.

Perhaps if it had been an older tree it might have survived with only branch damage.


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

Hayward, California
Pasadena, California
Welaka, Florida
Coushatta, Louisiana

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