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Persea americana (A) - Pinkerton Avocado
Small pear-shaped fruit, with thick, green, pebbly skin, a small seed and creamy flesh. Bears heavy crops.
Matures: June - October.
Pollination: Type A - Self fertile, however will benefit with cross pollination from Bacon, Edranol or Fuerte varieties. Pollinated by bees. Pollination will be adversely affected if Spring temperatures are below 10 at night and below 20 during the day.
Growing Regions: Must be frost free and sheltered from wind. Avocadoes are prone to root rot, so require well-drained soils but also need irrigation in dry months.
Size: Can grow to 5m, but should be pruned after harvest to keep at 3m.