Winter Mexican Avocado Tree
This Winter Mexican Avocado Tree was ordered from Florida and was most likely grafted to the Lula rootstock, which is salt tolerant rootstock. As can be seen it did extremely well for the first couple of years. However, I think it was planted too close to a large pinetree which I believe eventually led to its demise. I still think the Winter Mexican is a very good variety for Phoenix because a number of reasons. Firstly, it is reasonably cold hardy but able to handle the heat being a cross between a more cold tolerant Mexican variety and more heat tolerant tropical West Indian (Caribbean) variety. Furthermore, its fruits will ripen in Winter. Summer ripened avocado fruits seem to ripen already spoiled in our hot climate.