Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Laurales
Family Lauraceae
Genus Persea
Common Name Avocado
Species P. americana

Maturity days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Food_Forest Fruit

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant No
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area Ground
Sunlight Full_sun



Short comments

Grows in Townsville

General comments

The trees need well drained soils, ideally more than 1 m deep. The yield is reduced when the irrigation water is highly saline. The avocado is a climacteric fruit which matures on the tree and ripens off the tree. Avocados must be mature to ripen properly. Avocados that fall off the tree ripen on the ground. Generally, the fruit is picked once it reaches maturity. Once picked, avocados ripen in one to two weeks (depending on the cultivar) at room temperature (faster if stored with other fruits such as apples or bananas, because of the influence of ethylene gas). In some cases, avocados can be left on the tree for several months.


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