Some Characteristics of Florida Avocado Varieties



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Recommended for the Home Landscape

Variety

Race1

Season of maturity2

Flower type

Fruit wt. (oz)

Fruit color

Cold tol.3

Production

Scab

susc.4

Rec.5

Donnie

W May 21 -- June 31

A

12--20 Green Low Moderate

R

Y

Dupuis

W

June 15 -- July 31

A

12--24 Green Low Low

R

Y

Hardee W June 25 -- Sept. 1

B

12--24 Red Low High

R

N

Pollock

W June 25 -- Sept. 15

B

18--40 Green Low Low

R

N

Simmonds W

June 25 -- Sept. 15

A

16--34 Green Low Moderate

R

Y

Nadir GW July 1 -- Aug. 15

A

10--22 Green Low Moderate

R

Y

Russell W July 1 -- Aug. 31

A

16--24 Green Low Moderate

R

Y

Brogdon CH July 15 -- Sept. 15

B

8--12 Purple

High

Moderate

MS

Y

Miguel

GW July 22 -- Sept. 15

B

18--26 Green Low High

R

Y

Nesbitt

GW July 22 -- Aug. 30

A

14--26 Green Low Moderate

R

N

Tower-2

GW

Aug. 1 -- Sept. 15

B

12--20 Green Low Moderate

R

N

Beta

GW Aug. 5 -- Sept. 15

B

16--24 Green Moderate High

R

N

Loretta GW Aug. 25 -- Sept. 30

B

20--36 Green Moderate High

M

Y

Waldin W Sept. 1 -- Nov. 1

A

14--28 Green Low Moderate

R

N

Tonnage G Sept. 15 -- Oct. 15

B

14--24 Green High Moderate

MS

N

Booth 8 GW Oct. 1 -- Dec. 15

B

9--28 Green Moderate High

MS

Y

Lula6

GW Oct. 1 -- Feb. 15

A

14--24 Green High High

S

M

Marcus GW

Oct. 15 -- Nov. 30

B

18--48 Green High Moderate

R

N

Booth 7 GW Oct. 15 -- Dec. 15

B

10--20 Green Moderate High

MS

Y

Choquette GW Oct. 30 -- Jan. 15

A

18--40 Green Moderately High

Moderate

R

Y

Hall

GW

Nov. 15 -- Feb. 1

A

12--18

Green

High

Low

MS

N

Monroe GW Dec. 1 -- Feb. 15

B

24--40 Green Moderate High

MS

Y

Kampong G Dec. 1 -- March 31

B

14--24 Green High Low

R

N

Meya

G Dec. 7 -- Feb. 28

A

10--16 Green High Low

R

N

Reed

G Dec. 14 -- March 7

A

8--18 Green Moderate High

R

Y

Brookslate

GW

Jan. 14 -- March 7

A

10--22

Green

High

High

R

Y

1 Race: W--West Indian; G--Guatemalan; M--Mexican; CH--Complex Hybrid.

2 Season of maturity may not correspond with legal maturity.

3 Cold tolerance rating.

4 Scab susceptibility: R--resistant; MS--moderately susceptible; S--susceptible.

5 Recommendation for home planting: Y, yes; N, no, and M, maybe.

6 'Lula' is susceptible to scab however in the home landscape this may not be a problem.




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Bibliography

Crane, Johathan H., Balerdi, Carlos F. and Maquire, Ian. "Avocados Growing in the Home Landscape."  edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is Circular 1034, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Published as FC-3: Mar. 1983. Rewritten May, 2003, Sept. 2005. Reviewed July 2013. Web. 11 Oct. 2013.

Published 11 Oct. 2013 LR. Updated 6 Oct. 2015, 23 Dec. 2015 LR
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