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Gem Avocado Tree (Potted)

Gem Avocado Tree (Potted)

Decadent creaminess, favored by avocado lovers

Gem avocados are renowned for their rich and creamy texture, making them a favorite among avocado enthusiasts. Their semi-compact and vase-shaped tree structure makes them ideal for small gardens or limited spaces, while their delectable flavor adds an irresistible appeal to any culinary creation. Here’s a comprehensive guide on growing Gem avocado trees, from planting to harvesting:

Selection of Planting Site:

  • Gem avocado trees thrive in warm climates, ideally USDA zones 9-11, although they can also be grown in large containers indoors in colder regions.
  • Choose a location with well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, as avocados are susceptible to root rot.
    Ensure the site receives full sunlight for optimal growth and fruit production.
     

Planting Process:

  • Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball of the avocado tree.
  • Gently remove the tree from its container, being careful not to disturb the roots excessively.
  • Place the tree in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, pressing down firmly to eliminate air pockets.
    Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.
     

Watering and Maintenance:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the tree's establishment phase.
  • Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer formulated for fruit trees, following package instructions.
  • Prune the tree annually to maintain its shape and remove dead or diseased branches.
     

Pollination Requirements:

  • Gem avocado trees are type A and typically require a type B avocado tree nearby for cross-pollination, especially in most climates.
  • Ensure there is a compatible pollinator tree within close proximity to maximize fruit set.
     

Fruit Development and Harvesting:

  • Gem avocados do not ripen on the tree. Instead, they mature and darken after harvesting.
  • Monitor the fruit as it matures; ripe avocados will yield slightly to gentle pressure.
  • Harvest time typically spans from mid-spring through early fall, depending on the climate.
  • Once harvested, allow the avocados to ripen at room temperature until they reach the desired level of softness.
     

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Keep an eye out for common avocado pests such as aphids, mites, and scales. Regular inspection can help catch infestations early.
  • Practice good sanitation by removing fallen leaves and debris to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Consider using organic or chemical control methods if pest or disease pressure becomes significant.
     

Considerations for Container Growing:

  • If growing Gem avocados in containers, choose a large pot with ample drainage holes.
  • Use a well-draining potting mix designed for container-grown trees.
  • Provide regular water and nutrients, as container plants may dry out more quickly than those planted in the ground.

Growing Gem avocado trees can be a rewarding endeavor, yielding a bountiful harvest of rich and creamy avocados. By providing the right growing conditions, proper care, and attention to pollination requirements, you can enjoy the delectable fruits of your labor from mid-spring through early fall.

 

These trees, measured from the top of the root ball, are 18-36” tall, with a trunk diameter between 1/4-1/2 inch. The trees are 12-18 months old and should start bearing fruit in their 5th year. They are planted in a 5x12" growers pot. Within a month of delivery we suggest repotting into a larger (10"-12" diameter) container or planting directly in the ground.

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing avocado trees.

 

Orders are sent to the grower as soon as the purchase is made. All sales are final.

 

NOTE: Order by Thursday to ship the following Wednesday*. Avocados cannot ship with other potted trees. *Trees can ship between May through June, however, avocados cannot ship during periods of very cold or very hot temperatures, therefore shipment of your trees will depend on the weather in your area. Avocado trees cannot be delayed to ship.

These are evergreen trees and thus the dormant bare root guarantee does not apply.Your trees will arrive in good, viable condition. Contact us immediately if they do not.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Gem avocados are renowned for their rich and creamy texture, making them a favorite among avocado enthusiasts. Their semi-compact and vase-shaped tree structure makes them ideal for small gardens or limited spaces, while their delectable flavor adds an irresistible appeal to any culinary creation. Here’s a comprehensive guide on growing Gem avocado trees, from planting to harvesting:

Selection of Planting Site:

  • Gem avocado trees thrive in warm climates, ideally USDA zones 9-11, although they can also be grown in large containers indoors in colder regions.
  • Choose a location with well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, as avocados are susceptible to root rot.
    Ensure the site receives full sunlight for optimal growth and fruit production.
     

Planting Process:

  • Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball of the avocado tree.
  • Gently remove the tree from its container, being careful not to disturb the roots excessively.
  • Place the tree in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, pressing down firmly to eliminate air pockets.
    Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.
     

Watering and Maintenance:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the tree's establishment phase.
  • Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer formulated for fruit trees, following package instructions.
  • Prune the tree annually to maintain its shape and remove dead or diseased branches.
     

Pollination Requirements:

  • Gem avocado trees are type A and typically require a type B avocado tree nearby for cross-pollination, especially in most climates.
  • Ensure there is a compatible pollinator tree within close proximity to maximize fruit set.
     

Fruit Development and Harvesting:

  • Gem avocados do not ripen on the tree. Instead, they mature and darken after harvesting.
  • Monitor the fruit as it matures; ripe avocados will yield slightly to gentle pressure.
  • Harvest time typically spans from mid-spring through early fall, depending on the climate.
  • Once harvested, allow the avocados to ripen at room temperature until they reach the desired level of softness.
     

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Keep an eye out for common avocado pests such as aphids, mites, and scales. Regular inspection can help catch infestations early.
  • Practice good sanitation by removing fallen leaves and debris to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
  • Consider using organic or chemical control methods if pest or disease pressure becomes significant.
     

Considerations for Container Growing:

  • If growing Gem avocados in containers, choose a large pot with ample drainage holes.
  • Use a well-draining potting mix designed for container-grown trees.
  • Provide regular water and nutrients, as container plants may dry out more quickly than those planted in the ground.

Growing Gem avocado trees can be a rewarding endeavor, yielding a bountiful harvest of rich and creamy avocados. By providing the right growing conditions, proper care, and attention to pollination requirements, you can enjoy the delectable fruits of your labor from mid-spring through early fall.

 

These trees, measured from the top of the root ball, are 18-36” tall, with a trunk diameter between 1/4-1/2 inch. The trees are 12-18 months old and should start bearing fruit in their 5th year. They are planted in a 5x12" growers pot. Within a month of delivery we suggest repotting into a larger (10"-12" diameter) container or planting directly in the ground.

 

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing avocado trees.

 

Orders are sent to the grower as soon as the purchase is made. All sales are final.

 

NOTE: Order by Thursday to ship the following Wednesday*. Avocados cannot ship with other potted trees. *Trees can ship between May through June, however, avocados cannot ship during periods of very cold or very hot temperatures, therefore shipment of your trees will depend on the weather in your area. Avocado trees cannot be delayed to ship.

These are evergreen trees and thus the dormant bare root guarantee does not apply.Your trees will arrive in good, viable condition. Contact us immediately if they do not.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 8.0 lb

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    Characteristics

    USDA Growing Zone: 9 - 10

    Planting & Care

    Soil: Well drained soil, sunny locations, and wind protection. If you have heavy clay soils, it is recommended to plant your avocado tree in a raised bed (should be at least 2 feet high). We recommend planting them at least l"-2" inches above the existing soil grade and then creating a small mound around the base with a mixture of compost and well drained soil.

    Avocado trees are susceptible to root rot so you should not plant a new avocado tree in a space where an old tree had died as the soil may be contaminated.

    It is a good idea to apply a 3 to 4 inch layer of mulch to avocado trees each year to help retain soil moisture and improve soil quality. Apply mulch in spring and fall under the canopy of the tree, keep it away from the trunk of the tree.

    Water: Do not overwater avocado trees! Over watering trees in the ground in certain soils is often the number one factor in causing root rot. Avocados prefer infrequent deep root watering. It is best to allow trees to dry out before you apply water again. Avocados in containers do need consistent frequent watering.

    Pruning: Avocados should only be minimally pruned in order to shape and control size. Frequent pinching of young trees is a good method to shape the tree, rather than heavy pruning. Avocado trees can be susceptible to sunburn so newly pruned trees and young trees can be whitewashed with interior white latex paint, diluted 50-50 with water during periods of high summer heat and intense sunshine.

    Feeding: Avocado trees should be fed on a regular basis. Fertilize using well balanced citrus / avocado food using the manufacturer’s recommendations. Avocado trees that have been well feed year-round are better able to deal with cold temperatures in the winter.

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    We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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