Tampa's Leading Fruit Tree Nursery!
With Florida, self-sufficiency and organic foods such rising trends, many homeowners are growing their own fruits and vegetables. After all, what better way is there to know that the food we’re feeding our family is fresh and safe than to grow it ourselves. The problem with homegrown fruits, however, is that not all fruit trees can grow in all areas. This article specifically discusses what fruit trees grow in zone 8.
Types Of Avocado Trees We Offer
The Bacon avocado is a medium-sized green avocado that stays green when ripe. The flesh is yellowish green in color and has a good flavor. It is a Type B avocado and will produce fruits on its own but will produce more when planted with a Type A avocado such as Pinkerton.
Fruit Season: October-January
Fruit Weight: 9-16 oz.
Seed Size: Large
Tree Size: Large
Hardiness: Very Hardy to 24°F
The Choquette Avocado produces large 24 to 40 ounce fruits. The oval smooth skinned fruit is a glossy green. The flesh is delicious and is of high quality with 13% oil. The tree is medium sized, spreading and makes a nice shade tree. The Choquette prefers full sun and good drainage and adequate oisture.
Fruit Season: Dec – March
Florida avocados are different from other types of avocados in terms of flavor and appearance. They are unique in that their skin color does not change when they ripen. The skin is kelly green, smooth and occasionally spotted with brown streaks. Although their skin is steadfastly attached to the flesh of the fruit, it is rather easy to peel off. As for the flesh part, it is soft, pliable, cornflower gold and rich in moisture. It has a huge central pit and its flavor depicts subtle notes of nuts, such as filberts, almonds, as well as grass..
Fruit Season: Late May - January