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Mexicola avocado cuttings
« on: April 17, 2021, 04:18:54 PM »
I am interested in buying some mexicola avocado cuttings, graft wood, and/or scions.   I live in the Houston Texas area.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 04:36:44 PM »
PMed you
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 04:53:21 PM »
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 05:03:16 PM »
Sent you a message, I have a mature tree I can sell you cuttings/scions from
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 05:40:40 PM »
I have a Mexicola Grande Avocado that needs cutting back... would that work for you?

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2021, 05:49:16 PM »
Hey Kevin and Bobooshki, I PMed you.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2021, 06:21:20 PM »
Feel free to PM me if someone else would like to buy cuttings of Mexicola. This is a mature tree that has been fruiting many years for me.

This is one of my absolute favorite avocados - theyíre delicious and you can eat them like a piece of fruit.
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2021, 06:56:24 PM »
Hey Bobo,
My Mexicola Grande bloomed this Spring... but has yet to set fruit.
Glad to hear the fruit is as good as advertised.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2021, 07:05:26 PM »
Kevin,

Itís delicious. My son likes to eat them like an apple. They are very creamy and the tree has been very precocious for me.

This tree is also incredibly cold hardly. Iíve never seen this tree even get leaf damage after a frost.
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 07:46:58 PM »
Hardiness and delicious fruit were the 2 primary characteristics that helped me decide to purchase this avocado plant... glad to hear of your experience.
Thanks Bobo...

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2021, 10:32:19 PM »
Mex and mex grande arent the same.  Mex grande is decent Kevin, I liked it better than regular mex.  The problem with these avocados is they get ripe and fall off super fast like 1-2 weeks.  I see a lot of people saying mexicola is really good but I thought it was so small and big seed and mediocre taste.  I chopped it down and grafted sharwil on it.  I still have the mex grande and stewart trees but thinking about top working them as well.

I realize you may not have as many options with the weather.  the mex grande tree is a avocado weed tree.  It needs to be planted in the ground to be happy, the tree is a beast.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2021, 07:56:20 AM »
Mex and mex grande arent the same.  Mex grande is decent Kevin, I liked it better than regular mex.  The problem with these avocados is they get ripe and fall off super fast like 1-2 weeks.  I see a lot of people saying mexicola is really good but I thought it was so small and big seed and mediocre taste.  I chopped it down and grafted sharwil on it.  I still have the mex grande and stewart trees but thinking about top working them as well.

I realize you may not have as many options with the weather.  the mex grande tree is a avocado weed tree.  It needs to be planted in the ground to be happy, the tree is a beast.

Brad how old was your Mexicola avocado tree? The avocados were not very good the first 3 years from the tree and once it matured the taste dramatically changed. They ripened unevenly at first and the taste was a bit bland. After a few years this tree makes some delectable fruit.
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2021, 12:33:38 PM »
it was 4 or 5 years old and pretty large.  i had several years straight with weak flowering and then fruit drop in october.  i think its too hot where I live, the bigger slwer ripening avocados do better here.  I could see it doing better closer to the ocean and further north. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2021, 08:34:08 PM »
it was 4 or 5 years old and pretty large.  i had several years straight with weak flowering and then fruit drop in october.  i think its too hot where I live, the bigger slwer ripening avocados do better here.  I could see it doing better closer to the ocean and further north.

Interesting, itís extremely productive for me on the Space Coast of Florida. Iíve progressively gotten more and more fruit from this tree every year.
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2021, 09:57:41 AM »
I am thinking you may not have had the right scion grafted to your Mexicola.

That is exactly the opposite experience we've had with ours.  Mexicola is one of my favorite avocados by far.

I find it difficult to eat some other varieties due to how good they are.  Mexicola Grande is also quite good--like Spaugh said, though, it is a monster of a tree and needs space to stretch its legs.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2021, 01:32:11 PM »
I am thinking you may not have had the right scion grafted to your Mexicola.

That is exactly the opposite experience we've had with ours.  Mexicola is one of my favorite avocados by far.

I find it difficult to eat some other varieties due to how good they are.  Mexicola Grande is also quite good--like Spaugh said, though, it is a monster of a tree and needs space to stretch its legs.

Your experience is similar to mine, one of my absolute favorites with the added benefit of being able to eat it out of hand like any other fruit!
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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2021, 03:14:21 PM »
I am thinking you may not have had the right scion grafted to your Mexicola.

That is exactly the opposite experience we've had with ours.  Mexicola is one of my favorite avocados by far.

I find it difficult to eat some other varieties due to how good they are.  Mexicola Grande is also quite good--like Spaugh said, though, it is a monster of a tree and needs space to stretch its legs.

I'm relieved to hear your take on this Adam - since I too specifically opted for a Mexicola about ten years ago based on talk of its superiority and restrained habit. My tree is just starting to bear reliably these days, but I don't have a Grande that would allow me to make a fair comparison. Seems like a lot backyard avocado growers in my neighborhood tend to opt for Bacon for its hardiness - which is a shame b/c really tasty (but less commonly sold) stuff like Reed, Lamb Hass and Pinkerton have no trouble surviving this close to the water.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2021, 04:01:27 PM »
I had mexicola, it was not worth growing for us.  Too small, seed too big, poor bearing, short season.  I realize many people like it I'm just giving my honest assessment.  Hass, fuerte, sir prize, reed, jan boyce, sharwil, green gold,....  they all crush mexicola.   Its all relative.  I also realize those varieties I mentioned won't all grow everywhere else.  Most grow poorly in FL.  Even mex grande I think is mediocre really.  Ill probably top work the tree before it gets 50ft tall.

If you have a big mexicola tree and the other types will grow for you then you should graft some of them up.

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Re: Mexicola avocado cuttings
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2021, 04:45:31 PM »
You kind of nailed it for me at the end of your post there. I grew up in South Bay LA , and while I desperately wanted to put a tree in the ground when I bought my house here 20 years ago, out of an abundance of frost caution I finally opted for Mexicola. It's only been in the years since that I've met so many folks up here having success with the varieties you mention that I've since added Sharwil (jury's still out), Carmen and Sir Prize to that list.

I'm not about to take a chainsaw to my Mexicola at this late date, but given the limits of my 6000 sf lot,  I sure wish I had a do over.

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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2021, 11:46:31 AM »
I am thinking you may not have had the right scion grafted to your Mexicola.

That is exactly the opposite experience we've had with ours.  Mexicola is one of my favorite avocados by far.

I find it difficult to eat some other varieties due to how good they are.  Mexicola Grande is also quite good--like Spaugh said, though, it is a monster of a tree and needs space to stretch its legs.

How old is your Mexicola?
Do you have experience with other Avocados in your climate? which ones would you recommend besides Mexicola in your climate?

 

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