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Avocado tree ID

Posted by swakyaby 9 California (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 14:07

Hello avocado fanatics,

Purchased a young dwarf avocado tree last spring at Home Depot and planted in a raised bed 5 months ago. I have wondered what cultivar of avocado this is. The plant tag says only that it is a dwarf hybrid. When I enter the plant code "THDA5155" on the Home Depot Garden Club website, it only says it is a dwarf hybrid, that it grows to 12 feet. When I asked an employee at the Garden Center at HD, he simply shrugged. The tree set one fruit that is pear-shaped (pictured, with some sun-scald, I think).

At first I thought it might be a Little Cado, but I thought Hass types were oval shaped fruit. I don't know what a Holiday looks like. Can anybody help ID this little tree?

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RE: Avocado tree ID

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 14:16

If you haven't yet try GardenWeb Fruit and Orchards forum or maybe the California one.

RE: Avocado tree ID

Is there a white plastic band on the tree? It probably had the grower on it, you could call them.

RE: Avocado tree ID

@bboy, you're right, I should have realized I posted on the wrong forum. The Fruit and Orchards forum has the avocado fanatics.
I will post my question there.

@joeinmo, The tree does have white plastic tape securing it to a bamboo support, but there is no grower listed, just the Home Depot Garden Club. And there is no customer service person there that could help me.

RE: Avocado tree ID

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 17:18

Big boxes like Home Despot and Slowe's often do not have adequate or accurate labeling of plants. Looking at your first picture I could tell you bought the tree at such a place.

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