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Fuerte Avocado Tree

Persea americana x ‘Fuerte’


The Fuerte Avocado, or Persea Americana X ‘Fuerte’, name comes form the Spanish word ‘strong’ due to its survival during the great freeze of 1913 in Los Angeles, CA. Fuerte is often seen as the original gold standard for California avocados, sometimes referred to as the ‘best-tasting’ avocado! Its a thin green skinned variety, meaning it does not turn black when ripe. A hybrid between Mexican and Guatemalan avocados.

You’ll need two for best cross-pollination. This tree can be 35′ at maturity or pruned to work with your landscape.


Availability: In stock


  • Size: Single #5 Container
  • Harvest: Nov-April
  • Mature Height: 35′ unpruned
  • Pollinator Type: B
  • USDA growing zone 9-11


  • Native to Southern California
  • Cold hardy down to 28 degrees, lower heat tolerance than other varieties
  • Needs an A-type pollinator to produce bountiful crop, we recommend Hass or Mexicola
  • Can be pruned to stay shorter
  • Superfood packed with nutrition!


Care Tip

Avocados need to be planted in organically rich soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly and more frequently during the growing season of Feb-Sept. It is best to also fertilize your avocado Feb-Sept as well. Plant in full sun, on the south side of your property to protect the tree from extreme wind. Plant 8-10 feet away from buildings. Drape a frost cloth over young trees during hard frost.


Water NeedsHigh
Light NeedsFull Sun
Growth Habitbranching, Tall, Upright
Box Dimensions47 × 11.25 × 11.25 in
Item Weight25 lbs

Growing Zones

USDA Growing Zone Map
degrees(F) Zone degrees(C)
-40 to -30 3 -40 to -34.4
-30 to -20 4 -40 to -34.4
-20 to -10 5 -28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0 6 -23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10 7 -17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20 8 -12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30 9 -6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40 10 -1.1 to 4.4
40 to 50 11 4.4 to 10