Persea Avocado 'Wurtz'

Tree Sleeve
Item #37277


aka Little Cado - the famous patio dwarf

No matter where you live, you can enjoy fresh avocadoes on the patio or in the living room with 'Wurtz' avocado, also known as Little Cado, the only true dwarf in the Avocado family. Self-pollinating, heavy-bearing, and easy to grow, this container tree asks only sunshine and water to live a long, productive life.

Beginning just a year or two after planting, 'Wurtz' avocado begins setting mid-sized fruit of dark green. High in oils (16%), it is wonderfully succulent and rich, with thin skin for easier peeling. These 6- to 12-ounce fruits have a small seed and arise in good numbers all over the tree.

'Wurtz' avocado reaches no more than 10 feet tall, so you don't have to prune it to continuously reduce its size or keep it within bounds. Pinch the growing tips the first year to increase the bushiness of the habit, and then let it go. So easy!

This avocado appreciates a break from the hottest summer sun its first year and good protection from strong winds. It is hardy to 25°F but should be brought indoors before any danger of frost. It blooms from January through March, though the flowers are not particularly ornamental. Fruit follows from early summer to early fall and should be picked when it reaches full size and is still firm. It won't ripen on the tree; it must be picked first. Set the fruits on a plate and let them soften on the kitchen table; they will be ready to eat in just a few weeks.

'Wurtz' avocado is a hybrid of Mexican and Guatemalan species, with the best attributes of all. It is heavy bearing, trouble free, and dwarf. Give it a large container and keep it well watered, and it will repay you with countless delicious harvests.

The roughly one-year-old plant is 18-36" when shipped.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Persea
Species americana
Variety 'Wurtz'
Item Form Tree Sleeve
Zone 9 - 11
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 10 ft - 15 ft
Plant Width 10 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Alaska, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 14, 2020

little cado avocado tree

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this tree because I've always wanted to try to grow my own avocados. I've had it for two weeks, I followed the planting directions exactly. So far, it seems to like my pot that I planted it in. It has some small new growth. I've only watered it once when I planted it.

Amy from CA

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