Hall Avocado Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 9 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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Hall Avocados are similar to Choquette, but with drier flesh, a nuttier taste, and a higher flesh-to-seed ratio. Hall Avocado Trees bloom in spring and the fruit is ready in October and November. The pear-shaped Hall Avocados are dark green and have pale yellow flesh. Hall Avocados are 1 to 2 pounds when ripe, are easy to peel, and are considered very good eating quality. Hall Avocado Trees are easy to grow, resistant to many pests, and are cold hardy for an Avocado. They are good for Zones 9 to 11 in the ground, or in pots in Zones 4 to 11.

Hall Avocado Trees grow to about 30 feet tall and twenty feet wide. They like well-drained, sandy loam soil and thrive in much the same conditions as citrus and mango trees. As such, they are popular companion plants for those who have established Grapefruits, Oranges, and Mangoes already growing on their property. Hall Avocado Trees produce slightly fewer fruits per harvest than the commercially popular Choquette, which can actually be an advantage for the home grower. A mature Hall Avocade Tree can still deliver a hundred pounds or more of Avocados each year.

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Hall Avocado Tree Care

Within USDA Zones 9 to 11 Hall Avocado Trees can be grown in the ground. Choose a location with good draining soil that gets at least 6 hours of direct sun per day. Allow 12 feet of growing room on all sides, and water new trees once per week for the first two months. Reduce watering to when soil is dry to two inches deep once new leaves begin to grow.

Hall Avocado Trees are one of the more cold hardy Avocados and they can take short periods of temperatures down to 20ºF. Protect young trees from frost by covering them, or plant in large pots in colder locations so you can over-winter trees indoors. Fertilize with fruit tree fertilizer once in early spring and again in summer. Add organic compost and mulch to the soil around the tree base at any time.

Fruit & Harvesting

Hall Avocados ripen from October through November, making them a fall table favorite. The Hall Avocado is a “B-Type” bloomer, which means it will pollinate with any “A-Type” blooming Avocado Tree. Hall Avocado Trees are somewhat self-fertile and can produce fruit on their own, but compatible pollinator trees nearby will increase yields. In most locations where Avocado Trees are popular, such as Florida, Texas, and California, many growers have success with only one Hall Avocado Tree planted in the edible landscape.

Mature and ready-to-eat Hall Avocados have bright green skin, are pear-shaped, and can be picked then allowed to soften in a cool dry place. Hall Avocado flesh is very smooth and creamy, and the flavor is nutty and clean. Hall Avocados are great for eating fresh in salads, on Avocado toast, and for making dips. They do not store well once peeled, and growing your own Avocados is the best way to enjoy this nutritious tropical fruit.


Growing an Avocado Tree from one of their large, round seeds can be a fun and rewarding project, especially for kids. Even though seedling Avocados may not produce the finest eating fruit, many seedlings do grow good Avocados. If you want to be certain you are getting a high-quality, known variety for your hard work and time, then a grafted nursery tree is the best bet. But, if you have the space and want to grow a seedling Avocado, you may get lucky and grow a tasty fruit. After all, the now famous Hass Avocado variety came from a seedling grown in a California home garden.

Avocado Trees tend to grow in a somewhat unruly fashion, with some branches curving sideways and others growing straight up. The unique branches can create beautiful trees, but may also need cutting back in some cases. Annual pruning can help the trees grow into a more predictable shape. Cut the tallest branches back by 6 to 8 feet, and trim side branches to create a balanced shape. Be sure to remove cut limbs from the immediate area and always cut out dead branches.


Where is the best place to grow a Hall Avocado?

Hall Avocado Trees do best growing outside in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.

Do Hall Avocado Trees need a pollinator tree?

Single Hall Avocado Trees can grow fruit, especially in areas where avocado trees are common. Growing a Hall Avocado Tree with a complimentary flower type Avocado Tree will increase yields.

Are Hall Avocados the same as Hass Avocados?

Hall Avocados are slightly larger than Hass Avocados. They are easier to peel and still have a mild, nutty taste.

How long does it take a Hall Avocado to get ripe?

Avocados mature on the tree but will still be hard when harvested. A ready-to-eat avocado will become soft and will yield to a gentle squeeze. This takes anywhere from one to five days after picking.