Monroe Avocado Tree (Persea americana ‘Monroe’)
Monroe Avocado Tree
Tasty, handsome and healthy, the Monroe Avocado Tree (Persea americana ‘Monroe’) was found growing in Florida and has shown considerable cold hardiness compared to other varieties. Producing glossy, dark green to near black-skinned fruit late season, Monroe will be an ideal type B pollinator for your Avocado tree grove!
Sprays of light green flowers appear in umbels full of dainty star-shaped blossoms in the spring. Appearing on the ends of the branches, these give way to the iconic fruit. Your tree may be smothered in blossoms but only a few of these will be pollinated by bees and other beneficial pollinators.
Avocado fruit ripens on the tree late-season, often throughout the winter months. With the classic look of a dark-green, rough-skinned fruit and creamy green interior and tan seed, you’ll enjoy many healthy breakfast toasts, smoothies and savory dishes with these flavorful fruits!
If you don’t grow Avocado trees for their fruit, you’ll enjoy a fantastic glossy evergreen tree that is a great hedgerow, shelterbelt and windbreak tree, not to mention a beautiful specimen and ornamental accent! Keep pruned smaller as a porch or patio container plant, or bring indoors for a large houseplant if you have a sunny window.
Monroe can have a bumper crop of fruit each year given they have enough pollinators around, so be sure to plant your orchard or hedgerow with another species, or more, for the largest and longest-lasting crop!
Avocado Tree care is pretty easy and similar to Citrus trees! They prefer their soil on the drier side and aren’t particular on the type. Any fertile, well-drained soil will due! Plant in full sun for the most blooms, with a pollinator partner type A for the most fruit. Prune to keep container-sized, or to control the shape and size, after fruiting.
Monroe Avocados are lush broadleaf evergreen trees that are perfectly suited for home gardens both big and small! Indoors or out, you’ll love these healthy and flavorful fruits.
|Common name||Monroe Avocado Tree|
|Botanical name||Persea americana 'Monroe'|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Hardiness zone||Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)|
|Height||15 - 20 ft.|
|Width||10 - 12 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning time||After Fruiting|