Lamb Hass Semi-Dwarf Avocado
Lamb Hass Semi-Dwarf
- Expected life of tree in years: can live for more than 50 years in fact up to 100 years
- Years until first fruit: It can take up to 8 years until the first fruit but most trees will fruit after 4 to 5 years (keeping in mind that the tree is already a few years old at the time of purchase the 8 years is probably pretty spot on)
- Season of year when productive: the fruit usually ripens from September to January Spring/Summer
- Expected average number of years being productive: They will continue to bear fruit until the tree dies
- Country/area of origin: Avocado is believed to originate from South Central Mexico
- Average annual rainfall in area of origin: The average annual rainfall in Mexico varies a lot Mexico city is 304 millimetres whereas Puebla is 942 millimetres
- Persea Americana
- Other products from the tree: Great for fruit production, here are a number of uses for the fruit and other parts of the tree:
Avocado fruit is used to lower cholesterol levels, to increase sexual desire, and to stimulate menstrual flow. Some of the oils in avocado (chemists call these oils the “unsaponifiable fractions”) are used to treat osteoarthritis. The seeds, leaves, and bark are used for dysentery and diarrhea.
Avocado oil is applied directly to the skin to soothe and heal skin and to treat thickening (sclerosis) of the skin, gum infections (pyorrhea), and arthritis. Avocado oil is used in combination with vitamin B12 for a skin condition called psoriasis. The fruit pulp is used topically to promote hair growth and speed wound healing. The seeds, leaves, and bark are used to relieve toothache.
How does it work?
Avocado contains a lot of fiber, and this may explain its ability to lower cholesterol. Avocado also contains chemicals that might repair cartilage in joints damaged by osteoarthritis.
The wood is also useful for woodwork and as firewood
- Height: My particular tree is a dwarf variety and will grow to between 4 and 10 metres. However a non-dwarf variety can grow up to 20 metres. To keep it contained in my yard I will have to regularly prune it to be able to harvest the fruit. The width is up to 3 metres but can again be pruned to suit. It usually has branches and leaves from bas to top but it is possible to lift it by pruning the lover branches.
- Once well established it is fairly easy to grow, however it is important that it has a well draining soil and is protected from frost in the early years. The variety is of type A and is supposedly self fertile however it greatly benefits from a type B variety such as a fuerte or bacon.
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