My Tree Friend – The Avocado Tree
- Average expected life = 40 years
- Years until tree firsts fruits = Approx. 5 years
- Season of year when productive tree fruits = August to January (Spring/Summer)
- Expected number of years expected to fruit = 20 to 30 years
- Country of Origin = Areas of Southern Mexico and Central America
- Average annual rainfall in area of origin = 990mm to 3000mm per year
- Latin name of tree and family = Persea Americana, from the flowering plant family Lauraceae
- Interesting facts = Evergreen tree. Avocado trees are not suited to poorly drained or wet areas ie. Plant on a slope.
- Height, width and shape of tree at maturity (in meters) – Truck & Arbour / Tree foilage = Height – up to 10m. Width – up to 8m.