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Best Avocado Variety to plant

Anyone know the best avocado variety to plant I am settling on a Lamb Hass right now.

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Haas is the only one I buy. It's the richest, creamiest avocado, IMO.
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I prefer Santo Domingo Red (huge fruits which have smooth, red skin when ripe), but I'm not sure it's available outside of South America.

For the states, probably Hass.

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I wish I could grow an avocado tree (free dip for life :o), but my climate is just too cold. I did start an avocado plant from a pit from a store-bought avocado, though.

From what I've read, it will take years before it will bear.

What's a yield like for an Alvarado tree?
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I came across a really great wbpage on avocado varieties.... Now WHERE was it??? ...be back in a flash! :wink:


... :arrow: https://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/AvocadoVarieties/AvocadoVarieties.html
(The one you mentioned isn't on their list, is it, Lorax?)

Do come back and let us know your thoughts/conclusions. Are you planting in your garden? You must be located where you can grow them? I'm mostly limited to dreaming and growing them in containers for fun, so I just keep growing avocados from seeds.
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It does appear that Sto. Domingo Reds aren't there, but neither are a number of the cultivars that I grow/buy/eat down here.

For sheer flavour, nothing beats the Sto. Domingo, but for volume, there's a type called Emeralds that can weigh up to about 3 lbs each with small pits and yellowish flesh - they're sold as "party" avocados because one will make a whole snotload of dip or easily enough slices to accompany about 20 bowls of Locro de Queso (a hearty cheese and potato soup that is always eaten with a generous slice of avocado floated on top).

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Interesting, I have never heard of st domingo red

DO you have any information on them as I would be interested in grafting one? I noticed youre in ecudar? Are they local to that area? Where did u get yours from?

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Garden5 - the yeild for a mature avocado tree in full production is close to 500 lbs a year.

Blah, I got my Sto. Domingo Red from a friend as a gift, and my Esmeraldas was a scion that I grafted onto roots from a random pit - everything I've mentioned are local cultivars to such an extent that I haven't even seen them in Colombia or Peru. I can't send live plant material at the moment (there are several complex and difficult to source permits that I don't have), but if you ask [url=https://www.ecuagenera.com]Ecuagenera[/url] nicely, they might be willing to source and sell you scions.
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wow that was fast

Thanks! I may just do that. I have many different varieties and am always interested in a new especially when you say its the best.

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lorax wrote:Garden5 - the yeild for a mature avocado tree in full production is close to 500 lbs a year.

Blah, I got my Sto. Domingo Red from a friend as a gift, and my Esmeraldas was a scion that I grafted onto roots from a random pit - everything I've mentioned are local cultivars to such an extent that I haven't even seen them in Colombia or Peru. I can't send live plant material at the moment (there are several complex and difficult to source permits that I don't have), but if you ask nicely, they might be willing to source and sell you scions.
I would love to get a piece of your scion wood if your offering. Can you mail it?

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I will reiterate:

I cannot send live plant material. I do not have the requisite permits.

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