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POLL: Best Tasting FLORIDA Avocado for the SW 9B Dooryard

Oro Negro
5 (16.1%)
Brogdon
3 (9.7%)
Nishikawa
1 (3.2%)
Utuado
0 (0%)
Catalina
1 (3.2%)
Lula (Sugary Flavor/Scab Magnet)
3 (9.7%)
CALIFORNIA Hass (Nobody can seem to agree on whether ok for Florida)
2 (6.5%)
Day
5 (16.1%)
Holiday
1 (3.2%)
Mexican/Stewart Mexican (Small, Short season)
1 (3.2%)
Dupuis (Cold Sensitive/Low Production)
1 (3.2%)
Yamagata
0 (0%)
Other
1 (3.2%)
Super Hass
3 (9.7%)
Joey
0 (0%)
Wurtz
4 (12.9%)

Total Members Voted: 31

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bsbullie

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Re: POLL: Best tasting FLORIDA Avocado for the Dooryard
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2017, 10:03:42 AM »
As Nighthawk has stated, Carlos stopped short on many of his recommendations. I'm wondering what the final decision was on the Oro Negro.

If I was living in Florida and had a pro like Carlos doing all the research and testing for me in my clime, I'd listen to him and follow his advice.

PIN recommended Brogdon and Oro Negro which I planted.  Couldn't stand Brogdon. It's just like these sorry "Tex-mex" trees (Fantastic, Joey, Wilma, etc.)  pushed by nurserymen here in Texas - has a thin skin which makes for messy processing and anthracnose pressures, big seed, fair taste and texture.  Chopped it down, grafted it to the Waldin it was on, and it's now a Frankencado of rich, high oil fruits.

One issue with that is Carlos is in an area of Miami-Dade that has a much different soil makeup than most ofher areas of SFla.  This can play a role in results of his observations and studies and how things would grow in areas with a mainly sand based soil makeup.
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Re: POLL: Best tasting FLORIDA Avocado for the Dooryard
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 10:11:19 AM »
One issue with that is Carlos is in an area of Miami-Dade that has a much different soil makeup than most ofher areas of SFla.  This can play a role in results of his observations and studies and how things would grow in areas with a mainly sand based soil makeup.

I understand and just like in Texas what works up north might fail down south.  Carlos has also amended his soil a lot. 

I'd try Reed if I were you folks.  It used to be sold in Florida.  Mine takes a lot of heat, like the upper 90's now, sometimes around 100F and is healthy.  Is also dropping a helluva lot of its new fruits now.  "June drop" came in July for me.

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Re: POLL: Best tasting FLORIDA Avocado for the Dooryard
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 05:24:09 PM »
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