Persea Avocado 'Wurtz'

Persea Avocado 'Wurtz'

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aka Little Cado - the famous patio dwarf
SKU 37277
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Tree Sleeve
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Key Characteristics

9 - 11

Mature Height

15 Feet

Mature Width

10 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Persea Avocado 'Wurtz'

No matter where you live, you can enjoy fresh avocadoes on the patio or in the living room with 'Wurtz' avocado, also known as Little Cado, the only true dwarf in the Avocado family. Self-pollinating, heavy-bearing, and easy to grow, this container tree asks only sunshine and water to live a long, productive life.

Beginning just a year or two after planting, 'Wurtz' avocado begins setting mid-sized fruit of dark green. High in oils (16%), it is wonderfully succulent and rich, with thin skin for easier peeling. These 6- to 12-ounce fruits have a small seed and arise in good numbers all over the tree.

'Wurtz' avocado reaches no more than 10 feet tall, so you don't have to prune it to continuously reduce its size or keep it within bounds. Pinch the growing tips the first year to increase the bushiness of the habit, and then let it go. So easy!

This avocado appreciates a break from the hottest summer sun its first year and good protection from strong winds. It is hardy to 25°F but should be brought indoors before any danger of frost. It blooms from January through March, though the flowers are not particularly ornamental. Fruit follows from early summer to early fall and should be picked when it reaches full size and is still firm. It won't ripen on the tree; it must be picked first. Set the fruits on a plate and let them soften on the kitchen table; they will be ready to eat in just a few weeks.

'Wurtz' avocado is a hybrid of Mexican and Guatemalan species, with the best attributes of all. It is heavy bearing, trouble free, and dwarf. Give it a large container and keep it well watered, and it will repay you with countless delicious harvests.

The roughly one-year-old plant is 18-36" when shipped.

Product Details

Item Form Tree Sleeve
Genus Persea
Species americana
Variety 'Wurtz'
Product Classification Fruit, Trees
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 9
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing
Uses Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Zone 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions AK, GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions expressShipping

Customer Reviews

Excited about the little Cado
Review by Kate Mackey
the product came very well packed and in good health. I got it in a container within a few days. It is healthy so far. I was a little disappointed that the tree did not come with explicit instructions on how to plant but it did come with general information on planting and care.

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