Doni Avocado Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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2 - 3 FT 5 L Yes $45.95 Tuesday, October 4th
2 - 3 FT 5 L No $41.95 Tuesday, October 4th
3 - 4 FT 20 L No $48.95 Tuesday, October 4th
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Description

The Doni avocado tree, or the Persea Americana, is native to Mexico and Central America. But, now, they are grown widely in the United States, especially in Florida and California. In fact, the Doni avocado tree was the first quality avocado tree to hit the commercial market in Florida.

The Doni avocado tree can grow to be huge, with a height of 30 to 40 feet tall and a spread of 20 feet wide. The trees produce avocado fruit that hang far off of the branches. The avocados have a pear shape, and they are about medium to large in size. In spring, tiny yellow flowers begin to bloom, and the fruit is ready to harvest in May and June.

The Doni avocado has a smooth texture, mild taste, almost to the point of being bland, and a large seed in the middle. A few of the main nutrients in the Doni avocado are vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and healthy fats.

Doni Avocado trees grow best in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. However, if planted in zones 4 through 8, they need to be taken indoors during the winter to protect them from the cold.

Doni Avocado Tree Care

Doni avocado trees need to receive full sunlight, or at least 6 to 8 hours per day. They can tolerate light shade, but the more sun, the better. After a few years of growth, they need to be given 10 feet of space from buildings and 30 feet of space from other trees.

To prune a Doni avocado tree, cut branches that hang low to the ground and interfere with the tree access. Light can be pushed into the tree’s interior by cutting “windows” into the canopy. You should shorten branches to about 2 to 4 feet, and you can prune it during any time of the year.

To propagate the Doni avocado plant, you can plant seeds, root avocado cuttings, or use grafting. Using cuttings is the most effective method, and you can do this in early spring. Select a new shoot with closed leaves, and take a cutting that is 5 to 6 inches long. Use peat moss and soil in a small pot, and put the cutting about ⅓ deep. Then, cover the pot with a plastic bag and keep it indoors.

Doni Avocado Tree Fruit and Harvesting

The Doni Avocado tree has about 1 or 2 harvest seasons per year. Harvesting is done during the summer, which is from May to the end of June. During this time, many of the yellow flowers will fall off, and it is not a concern.

You can use Doni avocados in a variety of ways. They are used in salads, smoothies, ice cream, burgers, pizzas, and much more. When they are ready to be harvested, they will weigh about 1 to 2 pounds, will be still hard, and the skin will be green. Doni avocados should not be ripened on the tree, and instead should be left in the sun for a few days once they are picked. When they are ready, they will be softened and easy to peel.

To harvest the fruit, twist it at an angle in order to keep it from damaging the branches or the fruit. Alternatively, you can cut it from the plant with a sharp, sterile object. Once the Doni avocado is harvested, it can be kept for about 3 days at room temperature or 1 week in the refrigerator. In the freezer, it keeps for many months.

Doni Avocado Tree Advice

Doni avocado trees grow best in full sun with rich soil that drains well. They are not tolerant of flooding, so you should plant them in an elevated region to avoid stagnant water. The soil should also be neutral and be able to hold onto moisture. Nitrogen is important to the growth of the Doni avocado tree. Use a citrus fertilizer or compost to help the tree grow strong and healthy.

More often than not, avocado trees are damaged by underwatering rather than overwatering. The roots can dry out quickly since they usually stay in the top 6 inches of soil. New trees will need water about 2 to 3 times per week during their first year and in the summer.

Pests and their diseases are often rampant in Doni avocado trees. If they are not taken care of in time, they can cause serious damage and even kill the tree. Mites, thrips, loopers, and borers are all common pests that damage Doni avocado trees by slowly eating away at it and leaving harmful bacteria. Use natural pesticides to remove and regularly inspect the crops to treat and avoid infestation.

FAQs

Are Doni Avocado Trees high maintenance?

Doni avocado trees are fairly low maintenance, but they do need quality care at times. They can adapt to a variety of different soils as long as they drain well, but they do need frequent watering. This is because they are native to areas that are humid and hot.

What is the lifespan of the Doni Avocado Tree?

Doni avocado trees that have fully matured have a lifespan of about 200 to 400 years! This depends on how well they are maintained and their environment as well, though.

How long does it take the Doni Avocado Tree to bear fruit?

Once the Doni avocado tree reaches about 5 to 7 years of age, it will begin to bear fruit. Although the wait may be longer than some other fruit trees, they are extremely successful during the harvest seasons and produce plenty of avocados.

Are Doni Avocado Tree self-fertile?

Doni avocado trees are self-fertile since the male and female flowers occur on the same tree. To produce an extended harvest, though, you can plant type ‘B’ trees nearby.