Ettinger Avocados Tree Live Plant with Good Root - Grafted Tree
1 Feet Tall - Ship in Plastic Bag
Ettinger avocados are similar to Fuerte avocados, pear-shaped with smooth, thin, bright green skin, which does not peel easily, and pale green flesh. Ettinger avocados have a mild flavor and lower oil content than other varieties, and the fruits average ten to twenty ounces in size. Their inner flesh, like nearly all other types, contains a large seed and cavity, which makes up ten to twenty-five percent of the fruit’s weight. The three main strains of avocados are the Mexican, the West Indian and the Guatemalan, the Ettinger avocado deriving from Mexican and Guatemalan types. The Ettinger avocado tree is very vigorous, and as a heavy bearer of fruit it is often the most profitable variety of many orchards. The tree has an upright growing habit with little spreading, and has the same tendency as the Fuerte variety to sometimes produce seedless fruits, called “cukes”, which may be harvested and sold as Cocktail avocados. Unlike most fruits, the avocado is one of the very few that does not ripen on the tree, and so growers can keep mature fruit on the tree for several months, allowing for greater control of the harvest volume.
Ettinger avocados are available mid-fall through early winter.
The Ettinger avocado is a Type B avocado grown predominately in Israel. Avocados are scientifically known as Persea americana Mill., member of the Lauraceae family, and are botanically classified as a berry, with a leathery skin, edible smooth-texture pulp, and a large, inedible central seed. Avocado varieties are further identified as being either Type A or Type B. It is a common misconception that these indicate male and female plant types that must be planted together for successful pollination, when they actually refer to the life cycle of individual avocado flowers. All avocado flowers are in fact both male and female at various points in their daily flowering, allowing for avocado trees grown in mild climates to be productive without another tree acting as a pollinator. Type A varieties of avocados have flowers that open as females on the first morning and close that afternoon. The following afternoon, the flowers reopen as male, shed pollen for a few hours, and then close again. Type B varieties open as females in the afternoon of the first day before closing, and then reopen the next morning as males. The avocado’s flowering behavior is thought to promote cross-pollination since the male and female phases of an individual flower occur at different times. It is also believed that the inter-planting of complementary flower types can boost the fruit yield by making pollen available.
Ettinger Avocados Grafted Tree - 1 Feet Tall - Ship in Plastic Bag
SKU: SirPrize 1Gal