The avocado plant (Persea americana) is a subtropical tree with lustrous dark green evergreen leaves that often emerge flushed with orange or red. It is grown for the abundant production of its well-known, delicious, buttery fruits. Trees can be grown as potted specimens and protected indoors during Canadian winters. 'Reed' produces excellent large, green, round fruit with great flavour. The fruit can be up to 12-18 oz, some of the largest fruit of any avocado. The trees are medium-sized and upright. Keep above 0 degrees C (32 degrees F). It is an A Type and requires a B Type for cross pollination and to get fruit on both trees.
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