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Zutano Avocado (Persea americana)

Embark on a culinary journey with the Zutano Avocado, a distinguished member of our exotic fruit collection. Originating from the lush groves of California, this avocado variety captivates with its pear-shaped profile, vibrant yellow-green skin, and a delectably smooth texture. The Zutano’s light, slightly nutty flavor is a perfect complement to various dishes, from refreshing salads and hearty sandwiches to gourmet recipes. Its firm flesh is especially suited for cooking, holding up beautifully when grilled or baked.

As a “Type B” flowering avocado, the Zutano is a gardener’s delight. Its unique flowering behavior, where flowers open as female in the afternoon and then as male the following morning, makes it an excellent pollination partner for “Type A” avocado varieties. This trait not only enhances garden biodiversity but also promotes better fruit production.

Beyond its taste and gardening benefits, the Zutano Avocado is a nutritional treasure. Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, essential vitamins, and minerals, it’s a wholesome choice for those seeking both flavor and health benefits in their diet.
Plant is 2+ years. 

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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