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Persea americana 'Little Cado'

 

Dwarf Avocado 'Little Cado'

The Avocado tree can grow up to 20m tall with alternately arranged thick, dark green leaves to 25 cm long. The fruit is between 5 and 20 cm long (dependent upon variety), and has a large central seed (kernel or pit). Although there are cold hardy varieties available, most species are grown as container or houseplants in temperate regions. The pit germinates planted in normal soil or partially submerged in a small container of water. It should sprout in four to six weeks if submerged in water, at which time it can be planted in any houseplant potting soil. The plant does not bear fruit unless it has ample sunlight. It typically takes four to six years to bear fruit. 'Little Cado' - 'Wurtz', as it is sometimes known, is a grafted dwarf tree, growing to around 10'. It bears fruit at around 2 years old (if grown from seed it takes 8-10 years to fruit)

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plant Features
  • Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Dwarf Avocado Little Cado is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dwarf Avocado 'Little Cado'

Latin name

Persea americana 'Little Cado'

type

Evergreens

family

Lauraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Dwarf Avocado Little Cado is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Dwarf Avocado Little Cado likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dwarf Avocado Little Cado is 2.20meters x 3.20meters 2.20 M 3.20 M

Persea americana 'Little Cado'

The Avocado tree can grow up to 20m tall with alternately arranged thick, dark green leaves to 25 cm long. The fruit is between 5 and 20 cm long (dependent upon variety), and has a large central seed (kernel or pit). Although there are cold hardy varieties available, most species are grown as container or houseplants in temperate regions. The pit germinates planted in normal soil or partially submerged in a small container of water. It should sprout in four to six weeks if submerged in water, at which time it can be planted in any houseplant potting soil. The plant does not bear fruit unless it has ample sunlight. It typically takes four to six years to bear fruit. 'Little Cado' - 'Wurtz', as it is sometimes known, is a grafted dwarf tree, growing to around 10'. It bears fruit at around 2 years old (if grown from seed it takes 8-10 years to fruit)


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Avocado growing indoors can start with a pit but is most successful with a healthy grafted dwarf tree. Cultivated avocados are grown from compatible rootstock. A plant produced from a seed is less likely to produce fruit, but it will make a lovely tree. Move the sprouted pit to an unglazed terra cotta pot that is at least 10 inches across and twice as deep as the roots. Use a potting mix with compost blended with sand for a loose, fast-draining composition. Growing avocados in containers indoors also requires bright light. A plant will get straggly without adequate light. Pinch off excess growth at first to promote a bushier, stronger plant.

 

Propagation by seed (pit)

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Remove the pit from a ripe avocado and rinse off any excess flesh. Push a network of toothpicks into the pit and suspend it on top of a glass of warm water. The pit should dip an inch or so into the water at the dented or dimpled end. Place the glass in bright light where temperatures are at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 C.). Change the water frequently. Soon the pit will produce roots, which will grow down into the water. Eventually, stems and leaves will sprout. When the roots fill much of the glass, it is time to transplant to a pot.

 
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