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Re: Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in S. Florida.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 09:07:29 AM »
Are you looking for a tried and true Florida variety that has been around for a long time, or something other than West Indian type and better tasting?  In the former category I'd suggest something like Monroe or Choquette.  Catalina is another popular one.  In the latter maybe Nishikawa?  Avocados in South Florida have been covered a lot in the forum over the years with varying opinions.  No variety is the obvious choice (so far), as specific location seems to matter.
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Re: Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in S. Florida.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 06:21:52 AM »
Thanks, whats the Nishikawa like?
is it a heavy producer,is it constant, does it ripen evenly..

i have the other two you mentioned..
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 08:16:56 AM »
Are you looking for a tried and true Florida variety that has been around for a long time, or something other than West Indian type and better tasting?  In the former category I'd suggest something like Monroe or Choquette.  Catalina is another popular one.  In the latter maybe Nishikawa?  Avocados in South Florida have been covered a lot in the forum over the years with varying opinions.  No variety is the obvious choice (so far), as specific location seems to matter.
John 51 I consider you a connoisseur of avocados. :)
I think I remember you mentioning Catalina. How does it perform in South Florida?
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Re: Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in S. Florida.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 10:10:14 AM »
Are you looking for a tried and true Florida variety that has been around for a long time, or something other than West Indian type and better tasting?  In the former category I'd suggest something like Monroe or Choquette.  Catalina is another popular one.  In the latter maybe Nishikawa?  Avocados in South Florida have been covered a lot in the forum over the years with varying opinions.  No variety is the obvious choice (so far), as specific location seems to matter.
John 51 I consider you a connoisseur of avocados. :)
I think I remember you mentioning Catalina. How does it perform in South Florida?
I will defer to an expert. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 10:12:42 AM »
Thanks, whats the Nishikawa like?
is it a heavy producer,is it constant, does it ripen evenly..

i have the other two you mentioned..

https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/product-page/nishikawa
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Re: Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in S. Florida.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 10:21:00 AM »
Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in  S. Florida

For you area, I would consider the Wurtz (dont be turned off by what you hear from Cali boys) or Lula.  Secondary options would be Day and Catalina.

Unless you are selling, all I mentioned will give you plenty of fruit.  If you want commercial quantities,  Catalina wont do it and for any variety,  you would want a compatible A & B.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 10:35:59 AM »
I planted Wurtz at my last house (mainly because Rob recommended it)!  I like it a lot.  Beautiful, clean fruit that ripens evenly.  More oil than Florida WI varieties.  Compact tree.

I like the flavor of Lula.  A big tree, isn't it?
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Re: Best tasting, heavy producing ,even ripening avacado in S. Florida.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 09:10:00 PM »
I planted Wurtz at my last house (mainly because Rob recommended it)!  I like it a lot.  Beautiful, clean fruit that ripens evenly.  More oil than Florida WI varieties.  Compact tree.

What would you say a typical height and spread is on a Wurtz here in FL?   Is it generally a nice looking tree?  I had one I was trying to container grow but it never was happy- when I pulled it out after a  couple years, it had barely established any roots.  I'd like to try again though, this time in the ground.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 09:18:21 PM »
I planted Wurtz at my last house (mainly because Rob recommended it)!  I like it a lot.  Beautiful, clean fruit that ripens evenly.  More oil than Florida WI varieties.  Compact tree.

What would you say a typical height and spread is on a Wurtz here in FL?   Is it generally a nice looking tree?  I had one I was trying to container grow but it never was happy- when I pulled it out after a  couple years, it had barely established any roots.  I'd like to try again though, this time in the ground.
Not sure.  Maybe Rob knows.  When I sold the house, I let someone come and dig up the tree, but I'd say it was a nice looking tree.
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