A picture of a Avocado 'Avozilla'

Avocado 'Avozilla'

Persea americana 'Avozilla'

Starr 070906-8527 Persea americana by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

12m

3m

Min

5m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Fruit is climacteric, it matures on the tree and ripens off the tree, it is harvested while it is still hard, as it will ripen and soften once picked.

Avocado 'Avozilla' Overview

Persea americana 'Avozilla' is a large avocado tree that produces 'Avozillas' - monster fruits with superb eating quality. They're thought to weigh an average of 1.2 kg, and the fruits are approximately four times the size of regular avocados! It is a natural hybrid of the West Indian and Guatemalan avocado trees that is commercially grown in South Africa for export. The fruit tastes similar to regular-sized avocados, but are slightly softer to spread. Due to it being a newly developed cultivar, there are no trees available yet in retail nurseries. When it came to markets in 2013, much of the produce came from just four trees grown by one of the world's biggest suppliers of avocados. Now, it is slowly becoming more popular.

Common problems with Avocado 'Avozilla'

Susceptible to leaf rots caused by Phytophthora.

How to propagate Avocado 'Avozilla'

Seed

Root seeds suspended over a container of water with base of the pit in the water, plant out when roots have developed, fruiting can take between 4 and 10 years with this method.

Cuttings

Best propagation method is by terminal or lateral grafting.

Special features of Avocado 'Avozilla'

Pot plant

Often grown from the pit as a house plant, but will become large in time and need re-potting frequently.

Hedge plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Avocado 'Avozilla'

Culinary

Large fruit is popular to use fresh and is high in good oil content.