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Mexicola Avocado Tree

Persea americana


Mexicola Avocado Tree, or Persea americana, originated in Pasadena, California in 1910. Easily recognized for their elongated shape and smooth black skin. Known for its exceptional flavor. Edible leaves, unlike most Avocado trees, which in some cultures is used to make a tea to ease upset stomach or for flavoring in some Mexican dishes.

Will grow to 40′ or can be pruned to fit your space. Prefers to have a nearby cross-pollinator tree. Adding edibles to your garden provides a dual purpose to your landscape.

Availability: In stock


  • Size: #5 container, avg. plant height 35″ tall
  • Pollinator Type: Type A pollinator (needs  B pollinator to produce a good crop, we recommend planting with a Fuerte)
  • Mature Height: 40ft+
  • Harvest: Aug-Oct
  • USDA Grow Zone: 8b-11


  • Vigorous grower, produces heavy crop
  • Most cold hardy and heat hardy of all the varieties (cold hardy to 20-22 degrees)
  • Can be pruned to stay shorter


Care Tip

Avocados need to be planted in organically rich soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly and more frequently during the growing season of February-September. It is best to also fertilize your avocado February-September 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. Apply a frost cloth over your young tree during hard frost.


Water NeedsHigh
Light NeedsFull Sun
Bloom ColorYellow
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