Large Containerized Trees
- Large trees with fully established roots.
       Tall, established trees arrive at your door in 6" pots or 14" deep cones, never bare root.
- Often set fruit the first or second year.
       Highest possible quality, commercially viable trees available.
- Delivered to your door via UPS.
       Professional packaging and bi-weekly shipping to your home or nursery.

Grow Tropical Fruits at Home
 about simmonds avocado trees - Propagated commercially in Florida, Simmonds is a pear shaped, large, light green fruit. The skin is leathery, pliable, non granular and easily peeled from the flesh when ripe. The interior flesh is smooth, moist, nutty in flavor and perfect eaten right in the skin with a little salt and pepper. A mid season tree, there will be ample fruits to share with friends and family once this giant has reached full maturity. Small, pale-green or yellow-green flowers are borne profusely in racemes near the branch tips covered in dark green, glossy leaves that can be as large as an adult hand. Trees are easily pruned to a smaller size for harvesting of the fruit.
 location -  Simmonds Avocado Trees can be grown in all 50 states simply by bringing indoors before temps drop below 40 degrees and providing lots of light. Most tropical fruit trees like Simmonds Avocado Trees are very fast growing and easier to maintain than domestic fruit trees. Below are a few brief tips for successful growth both indoors and out.
 planting in ground - Simmonds Avocado Trees are fast growing and require space to stretch out, so plant your rows on 18 foot centers or for individual trees choose a location at least 10 feet from other trees or shrubs.

 planting in pot - Simmonds Avocado Trees grow very well in containers as long as you provide an adequate size pot for root development. Select a pot 18-24 plus inches in diameter and 20 plus inches in height, with adequate drain holes. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw terracotta pots due to their porous nature.

 soil - A well draining soil is of primary importance as Simmonds Avocado Trees roots do not like to be wet and will rot if allowed to sit in water for extended periods. A mixture of soil, sand and perlite is highly recommended for proper drainage.

 indoor light - A bright and sunny solarium or window location with a more southern exposure is best for growth and fruit production. Many customers have reported harvesting fruit from trees that live in home and patio environments.

 outdoor light - Simmonds Avocado Trees prefer bright light and direct sun. If possible 12 hours of bright sun light is best for growth and fruit production though we have gotten remarkable results growing these trees in 30% shade year round.

 water - When watering Simmonds Avocado Trees make sure to lightly soak the soil and then do not water again until the top 2 inches are dry. Depending on light conditions, location and foliage watering may be required weekly or daily. Be sure to not over water,  mucky soil will almost always cause decay and ultimately kill the tree.

 fertilizer - It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar to help your Simmonds Avocado Trees grow and produce a substantial crop. These trees are moderate feeders and may require multiple feeding during the growing season. It is important to follow the fertilizers labeled instructions as to not burn or kill the tree.
 
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