A picture of a Avocado 'Pinkerton'

Avocado 'Pinkerton'

Persea americana 'Pinkerton'

Starr 061225-2974 Persea americana by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Generally, the fruit is picked once it reaches maturity. When used commercially, they are picked hard and green and kept in coolers at 3.3 to 5.6 °C (37.9 to 42.1 °F) until they reach their final destination.

Avocado 'Pinkerton' Overview

Pinkerton avocados are known for their delicious​ creamy taste, relative small seeds & for excellent peeling. It is a large, spreading evergreen tree, but can be kept relatively small with pruning methods & a decrease in water & sunlight. It has a thick rough skin that remains green when the fruit is ripe. After easily peeling its skin one can take note as to the pale-green flesh & the slightly sweet taste. It is not only enjoyed in the culinary world but is also known for its health benefits & even planted for ornamental use as garden plants, indoor plants or even bonsais.

Common problems with Avocado 'Pinkerton'

Vulnerable to bacterial, viral, fungal, and nutritional diseases (excesses and deficiencies of key minerals). Diseases cause spotting, rotting, cankers, pitting, and discoloration.

    How to propagate Avocado 'Pinkerton'


    Sowing time - Spring/Summer; Place pip above a glass of water with 3 toothpicks and soon roots will grow towards the water; Germination time - 1-3months.

    Special features of Avocado 'Pinkerton'

    Crop rotation

    Medium Feeder

    Drought resistant

    Drought tolerant once established.

    Repels harmful insects

    Resistant to oak root fungus.

    Indoor plant

    Can be grown domestically and used as a (decorative) houseplant.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in a pot as a strange bonsai.

    Other uses of Avocado 'Pinkerton'