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Hopkins Avocado - Grafted

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Hopkins Avocado (Persea americana)


Introducing the super rare and exclusive variety of  Hopkins avocado or what it’s famously known as the Black Avocado, though the fruit does stay darker green when it ripens. The name just an indication that the flavour of this variety is exclusive and highly rated.  A true horticultural gem that will elevate your garden and delight your taste buds.

Imagine having your own avocado tree, a symbol of abundance and health, right in your backyard. The Hopkins avocado plant offers just that. With its lush, evergreen leaves and sturdy growth, it will thrive in your garden, providing not only a source of shade but also a visual masterpiece. This plant's adaptability ensures that it can flourish in a range of climates, from tropical paradises to more temperate regions. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a novice, cultivating the Hopkins avocado plant is a rewarding experience that will add beauty and value to your property.

Now, let's talk about the pièce de résistance – the Hopkins avocado fruit. These avocados are unlike any other, with a dark, pebbly exterior that gives way to a creamy, buttery interior that's a true gourmet delight. Their unique flavor profile combines a rich, nutty taste with a hint of sweetness, making them perfect for everything from mouthwatering guacamole to sumptuous salads. Not to mention the Hopkins avocado fruit could fetch up to 900g each! 

What sets the Hopkins avocado apart is its exclusivity. These avocados are not widely available, making them a rare treasure for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Imagine serving your friends and family with these delectable avocados, or perhaps even starting a small business selling them to avocado enthusiasts. With the Hopkins avocado, you'll have an opportunity to indulge your taste buds and potentially turn your passion into profit.

In summary, the Hopkins avocado plant and fruit offer a unique combination of natural beauty, culinary excellence, and potential economic opportunity. Whether you're a gardening aficionado or a savvy entrepreneur, the Hopkins avocado is an investment worth savoring. Don't miss out on the chance to grow your own avocado oasis and enjoy the fruits of nature's labor in the form of this exquisite avocado variety.

Plant is 18+ months 

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 roots 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 type 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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