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Russell Avocado TreePersea americana 'Russell'

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Russell Avocado TreePersea americana 'Russell'

Fruit Trees & Bushes

Long, gourd-shaped avocados for a unique look

  • Smooth, creamy fruit for any recipe

  • Self-pollinating for a long season of production

  • Perfect for any avocado lover

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Russell Avocado Tree Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Plant your Russell Avocado Tree in full sun (6-8 hours per day) to maximize growth and fruit production.

plant watering

Watering A thorough watering once weekly is generally all your avocado needs, however. While the roots prefer to stay on the dry side, avocado leaves love humidity. Indoor Avocados will do best if misted daily, especially when you are running heat during cooler months.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Feed in the spring, summer, fall and winter, after the tree has been planted for one year, using a well-balanced fertilizer.

Unique, Gourd-Shaped Avocados For a Long Summer of Fruiting

If you love avocados, then you'll want to add the Russell Avocado tree to your yard. This unique variety offers the smooth, creamy taste of avocados you know and love with a fun twist.

These long, gourd-shaped avocados have a one-of-a-kind shape to add some pizzazz to your backyard! Create your favorite avocado toast, guacamole, and so much more with this tasty fruit.

Plus, this variety is self-pollinating, so you get a long summer of fruit production without the need for other avocado trees. But if you want even more of these slim, pear-shaped avocados, other avocado trees will easily increase your bounties.

Ready to have your very own fruit and veggie garden? Then it's time to add the Russell Avocado to your garden. Buy yours today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting:  Plant avocado trees in a sunny area that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Make sure to protect them from strong winds and frost, particularly when they are young.

Avocado trees require well-draining soil with a pH level between 6 and 7. If you have heavy or clay soils, improve drainage by adding organic matter.

When planting young avocado trees, place them at the same depth as they were in the nursery container.

Planting multiple trees or attracting pollinators can improve fruit sets. As the avocados grow, support their heavy fruit-laden branches to prevent breakage.

2. Watering: Water once the top inch of soil is dry. Young trees need more water. Water thoroughly to encourage deep roots. Avoid shallow watering.

Mulching: Add organic mulch to keep the soil moist and regulate temperature. Avocado trees are sensitive to waterlogged conditions. Ensure proper drainage.

3. Pruning: Prune young trees to encourage a sturdy structure. Remove weak or crossing branches. Mature trees require minimal pruning. Remove dead or diseased branches and thin out excess growth for better air circulation.

4. Fertilizing: Avocado trees require balanced fertilizer with N-P-K ratio for healthy foliage, root development, and fruit production. Apply granular fertilizer twice a year, in early spring and mid-summer. Micronutrient supplements like iron and zinc can benefit avocado trees. Use specialized fertilizers containing these elements.

5. Pollination: Though this type B avocado tree is self-pollinating, you can encourage more fruit production with additional avocado trees, namely type A like Hass or Gwen.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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Product Details

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: July-August
Botanical Name: Persea americana 'Russell'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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3-11 patio         /           9-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

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