Specialty Trees: Growing Avocado Trees in Arizona

A Fuerte Avocado and 2 images of Hass Avocados.Specialty Trees: Growing Avocado Trees in Arizona

We're excited to offer avocado trees—for the most adventurous of gardeners who like a challenge and are ready to create the micro-climate they'll need to successfully grow in the Valley of the Sun.

Specialty Avocado Trees

Avocados can be very difficult to grow in the Valley of the Sun, but not impossible. To successfully grow them, you'll need to create a micro-climate for them to grow in. It should include protection from our winds, being planted in soil with good drainage, and enjoying light shade in the summer and a warm area in the winter (such as the south/east side of a large shade tree). To learn more, speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors or check out our blog, How to Start Growing Avocados in the Arizona Heat.

Sizes and selection varies by location; available while supplies last. Contact your local SummerWinds Nursery with questions about specific varieties or sizes.

Available Seasonally, While Supplies Last

Hass Avocado Tree with plant tag from Monrovia.
  • Fuerte Avocado – This medium/large size (5-14 oz), pear-shaped avocado is harvested late fall through spring. It has smooth skin and a medium-size seed.

    Source: https://www.californiaavocado.com/avocado101/avocado-varieties

  • Hass Avocado – A medium/large size (5-12 oz) top-selling variety that is known for the changing color of its skin as it ripens—from green to a purplish-black (when ripe). It has an oval shape, pebbly skin and a small/medium size seed.

    Source: https://www.californiaavocado.com/avocado101/avocado-varieties

  • Holiday Avocado – This medium size fruit (10-12 oz) boasts excellent flavor and is wonderful for growing in containers.

    Source: http://www.harvesttohome.com/avocados/holiday-avocado-dwarf/

  • Lamb-Hass Avocado – Similar to the Hass variety but larger in size. This oval shaped, large fruit (11.75-18.75 oz) fruit has pebbly skin and a medium-size seed.

    Source: https://www.californiaavocado.com/avocado101/avocado-varieties

  • Little Cado Avocado – Also known a Minicado and a Wurtz/Wertz Avocado, this medium-large size fruit ripens May - September and produces a good-tasting fruit with medium-thin skin. Makes a great backyard tree with a height of 10-15 feet.


  • Pinkerton Avocado – This large-size, A-type fruit with medium, pebbly skin is a heavy, early producer that ripens November - April. It boasts a rich and creamy texture with a nutty flavor.


  • Stewart Avocado – This medium size (9-10 oz), pear-shaped fruit has a thin, nearly black skin, a creamy green flesh, a medium size seed and a wonderful nutty flavor.

    Source: http://www.harvesttohome.com/avocados/stewart-avocado/

  • Zutano Avocado – This medium size, B-type fruit (10-12 oz) with medium-thin skin is prized for its ability to pollinate A-type varieties while also providing a tasty avocado off-season, November through January. 


It's Time to Fertilize Your Trees & Shrubs

Fertilize this fall

Fall is the perfect time to fertilize your trees and shrubs and give them a much needed boost after the heat of summer.

  • Fertilome Tree & Shrub Food - Great for all types of trees and shrubs, including shade trees, nut trees, Evergreens, citrus, tropical and flowering trees. Scientifically formulated to move the food directly to the feeder roots when applied around the tree or shrub drip line; no digging required.

Planting a Tree?

Watch our video to learn how to do it like the pros!

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