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Mexicola Grande Avocado Tree, Five Gallon Container

Persea americana

Mexicola Grande produces small fruit with paper-thin, glossy black skin that is edible. The flesh is deep green near the skin and yellow near the seed, with a rich, nutty flavor.

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Mexicola Grande Avocado


Mexicola is the only avocado cultivar with edible skin and leaves. The leaves have a strong anise aroma and are used to impart a unique flavor in Mexican recipes. Mexicola is the most frost resistant of all avocados.

Avocados like fast-draining organic soil. Avocado trees prefer full sun but young trees need some protection from hot sun until they develop dense foliage. Water avocados on a regular basis during warm seasons. Avocados do not like cold damp soil and can easily develop root rot if they remain wet for long periods. They are also sensitive to cold and may require protection from frost. Avocados are often alternate-bearing. Learn more about how to grow avocado trees in Planting & Care.


Care Instructions



Flower Colornon-descript
Fruit ColorCreamy Yellow Flesh
Soil PHSlightly Acidic (6)
Years to Bear Fruit3
Cold Hardy20° F
Spacing RecommendationPlant 20' away from other trees and buildings

Additional Information

Fruit Type avocado
Fruit Color No
Flesh Color yellow
Blossom Color No
Typically Ripens No