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. 'Sir-Prize' is a 'Hass' type avocado with larger fruit on more productive, upright trees. The fruit is tasty and rich green with black skin weighing 10-20 oz. It ripens in winter 4-6 weeks earlier than 'Hass'. The fruit does not oxidize when cut or refrigerated. some of the largest fruit of any avocado. Keep above -1 degrees C (30 degrees F). More cold tolerant than 'Hass'. It is a B Type and requires an A Type for cross pollination and to get fruit on both trees.
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