Heat-tolerant avocado trees tend to make a gardener’s life easier and are ideal for busy lifestyles. When you trying to grow more than one type of plant, some direct plant care can be forgotten. Likewise, when you are working, taking care of a family, balancing the use of your gym membership or just focusing on personal health care, you may not always have the time to check the appropriate temperature settings.
An avocado tree usually provides some fruits during 2 or 3 years of growth. With good administration, a mature avocado tree can produce more avocados depending on its variety. So, it may be useful to target heat-tolerant avocado trees and other plants that you grow.
Which type of avocado tree to use.
There are 3 major races of avocado trees, the Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. Heat-tolerant avocado trees differ greatly among varieties. The Mexican race of avocado trees has a greater chance of withstanding heat than the other races. It is a fact that Mexican varieties are early bloomers, their avocados are climate tolerant and are less vulnerable to heat-waves.
The three types of varieties to consider in the Mexican group of avocado trees are ‘Mexicola’, ‘Mayo’, ‘Indio’, and the hybrid of the family ‘Irving’. The below information will help point you in the proper direction towards planting a healthy and productive avocado tree.
Choosing a setting.
An avocado tree will need up to 8 hours of direct sunlight. Ideally, you would want to plant the tree either on the south or southeast side of your home, preferably 10ft away from the structure.
Prepare your soil conditions.
- Make a 10ft circle and remove about 8 inches of the existing soil.
- Once the soil is removed, fill the circle with sand and till.
- Add compost, layered up to 6 inches, then add till.
- Heap the soil above 12 inches from the ground level to make a raised bedding,
Planting the avocado tree.
- Gently remove the avocado tree from the pot.
- Dig a hole, twice the size of the ball of soil and roots.
- Loosen soil surrounding the roots and place the tree in the hole.
- Cover the soil around the root of the tree.
- Instantly water the soil surrounding the roots.
- Add 4 inches of wood mulch over the soil.
You should fertilize your young avocado trees every 1 to 2 months during its first year, After the first year, apply fertilizer every 3 to 4 months. As with most plants, it is recommended that you use organic fertilizer.
Within the first two years of growing an avocado tree, pruning is welcomed to promote side by side branching.
It is regular for an avocado tree to begin producing results in 2 to 4 years. It is best to pick the avocado with the stem attached, to prevent the avocado from ripening too fast.