Persea americana 'Little Cado'
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Little Cado Avocado Tree
Little Cado Avocado Tree
Persea americana 'Little Cado'
Little Cado Avocado (Persea americana 'Little Cado') is a compact and fruitful avocado tree that is ideal for any garden or landscape. Because of its small size, the Little Cado Avocado is ideal for patios, small gardens, or growing in containers. Despite its compact size, it produces a large crop of delicious and creamy avocados from late spring to early fall. The avocado fruit has a medium-thin skin that is green and weighs approximately 8-14 ounces. Also known as a Minicado or Wurtz/Wertz, the Little Cado Avocado is a self-fruitful, easy-to-care-for tree hardy to 32℉ that is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced gardeners. This dwarf tree is best in full sun and can grow in a variety of soil types as long as it is well-drained. Once established, a mature Little Cado tree is drought and heat tolerant. The Little Cado Avocado can grow 10-15 feet in height and width but size can be controlled with light pruning in fall or winter and can be grown in large containers. Order your Little Cado Avocado from Plants Express today and add some tasty and nutritious fruit to your garden! It will be a favorite in your yard for years to come due to its small size and heavy crop.
It is critical to plant the Little Cado Avocado in a location that receives a minimum of 8 hours of full sun for best performance and fruit production. Take care when planting your Little Cado to not disturb the roots. Protect your avocado tree from strong winds and frost.This will ensure that the tree has the conditions it needs to thrive. The tree thrives in well-drained soil.
Water your Little Cado Avocado thoroughly and deeply after planting to help it establish a strong root system. Avocados prefer infrequent, deep irrigation, not shallow frequent watering. The tree will be drought -tolerant once established, but may need supplemental water during prolonged dry spells. Avoid overwatering, avocado trees are susceptible to root rot.
Fertilizing the Little Cado Avocado is also an important part of its care. It is best to fertilize with Gardner & Bloome 8-4-2 Organic Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer in spring or fall. Follow the instructions on the package.
Lightly prune your Little Cado to shape and control its size in late fall. Use clean, sharp pruning shears when pruning. Avoid heavy pruning with older avocado trees. Frequent pinching and shaping of an avocado tree is best when the plants are young.
The Little Cado Avocado is a dwarf tree that can reach 10-15 feet in height and width. In California, the fruit typically ripens from spring through fall. It is a small, productive, and low-maintenance tree that works well in small gardens or containers.
The Little Cado Avocado will thrive in your garden if you follow these simple care instructions and provide you with delicious and healthy fruit for years to come. It will be a treasured addition to any landscape due to its small size, heavy crop, and ease of care
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Q) How big do Little Cado Avocado trees get?
A) Little Cado Avocado trees grow to a manageable size of 10-15 feet.
Q) What type of soil do Little Cado Avocado trees need?
A) Little Cado Avocado trees prefer well-draining, sandy or loamy soil.
Q) How often should Little Cado Avocado trees be watered?
A) This is dependent on weather and climatic conditions but Little Cado Avocado trees should be watered deeply and infrequently. Overwatering will lead to root rot.
Q) How do I know when the Little Cado fruit is ready for harvest?
A) In California, the fruit of Little Cado Avocado ripens from May through September. Harvest when fruits are of mature size and still firm. The avocado will not ripen while still on the tree. Your Little Cado avocado will ripen in 1-2 weeks at room temperature.
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