The Lula Avocado is an outstanding variety that produces medium-sized fruits that are between 8 and 18 ounces each, are pear-shaped, have glossy green skins, and rich, creamy flesh. Lula Avocados are considered to be of very fine eating quality, with a nutty taste that is very similar to a Hass Avocado but even smoother. The Lula Avocado Tree is thought to be a cross between a Mexican and Guatamalan Avocado, and it originated in Florida where it was first widely grown in the early 1900s.
Lula Avocado Trees are more cold-hardy than some of the more tropical varieties, and they can take temperatures down to 25ºF when mature and healthy. Lula Avocados can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11. Lula Avocado Trees can also be grown in pots within Zones 4 to 11 if over-wintered indoors. Mature in-ground Lula Avodcado Trees can reach heights of 25 feet and widths of 20 feet. They like full sun, well drained soil, and grafted trees can make fruit within 3 to 5 years. Add a Lula Avodcado to your edible garden and harvest your own nutritious Avocados from your own tree.