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Mexicola Grande Avocado - Grafted (Cold Tolerant)

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Mexicola Grande Avocado - Grafted (Persea americana)

Pre-order NOW for November 2022 delivery. Number of plants are limited.* If for any reason we cannot fulfill this order in time, you have an option to buy something else or have your money back. 

Cold tolerant Mexicola Grande (Type A) produces medium sized fruit with paper-thin, glossy black skin that is edible. The flesh is deep green near the skin and yellow near the seed, with a rich, nutty flavour. Mexicola is the only avocado cultivar with edible skin and leaves. The leaves have a strong anise aroma and are used to impart a unique flavour in Mexican recipes. Mexicola is the most frost resistant of all avocados. Perfect plant for anywhere in NZ.

Most of the grafted Avocado plants will start flowering as early as 18 months when planted in the ground or in a planter box given the right conditions and care. 

Plant Care  

Light

Plant in a warm sheltered position.

Water

Plenty of water around summer, less during winter. Never let the soil dry out or the root to soak in water

Soil

Well-draining, mulch well to keep moist all year around. Prefer to be planted on the mound. Can't tolerate clayish soil. Add scoria at the bottom of planter/pot for good drainage and some blood and bone in the hole prior to planting

Fertilizer

Every 4 weeks from spring to autumn. Love seaweed juice. Mulch and use any kind of fertilizer. Nitrogen hungry.  Give chicken manure 3 times a year  

Wind

Keep away from strong wind. Young or small plants will require protection cover to establish well. Stake the plant /branch for support

Frost

Frost tender when young, provide shade or cloth cover during winter. An exception is the Mexicola variety which is very frost tolerant

Fruiting

1-2 years for grafted and cutting grown. 4+ years from seedlings. Planting both A and B types improves fruit set. Plant flowers like lavender close by to encourage bees around

Pruning

Every 1st April for vigorous growth the following season

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Binoy
Top quality plants

Bought the mexicola grande from here , packing was perfect! And plant was of a high quality. Customer service was great aswell, rose will reply ASAP for any questions. Thank you so much

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L RICHARDS
mexicola grande advocado

good strong plant ,arrived with excellent packaging

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Philip Petersen

Plant turned up very well packaged, and a robust specimen. Would definitely buy from Exotica again!

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Freya
Mexicola Grande

Really impressed with the the plant. It was really well grown and the packaging was fabulous. Another happy purchase.