Wondering which kind of avocado tree to plant in your yard? It can be hard to find reliable, concrete information that will help you choose a variety.

So over the last few years I’ve written a number of posts and made some videos profiling different avocado varieties in order to get reliable, concrete information (if I do say so myself!) out there to help us make these purchase and planting decisions. Recently, it occurred to me that it would be useful to list and link to all of the profile posts and videos in one place. So here it goes.

Profile posts

Detailed profiles of varieties of avocados, based on my own experience growing them along with observations of the varieties in other yards and farms throughout Southern California:

“The Reed avocado tree: a profile”

“The Lamb avocado tree: a profile”

“The Fuerte avocado tree: a profile”

“The Hass avocado tree: a profile”

“The Bacon avocado tree: a profile”

Video profiles: trees

I’ve made a couple of video profiles of varieties using the trees in my yard to illustrate:

Video profiles: fruit

I’ve also made short videos profiling just the avocado fruit:

More to come

Going forward I’ll continue to make more avocado variety profiles, both as posts and videos, and I’ll add them to the lists above as I do. But do know that I only profile varieties that I feel I have sufficient personal experience with growing and eating. Unfortunately, this means that it will be years before I profile certain varieties. On the positive side, I believe that the profiles that I do create are trustworthy.

One more video to help you choose an avocado variety

There is so much more to a good avocado than flavor. In this video my goal was to help us think about the many characteristics that avocados can have such as seed size, skin pliability, and flesh fiber. Which combination of characteristics would make the best avocado for you?

Finally, don’t be overwhelmed with the options. If you only have room for one avocado tree, just plant a Hass. I’ve never met anyone who was dissatisfied about having a Hass tree in their yard. (See more on this topic in my post, “What’s the best kind of avocado to grow?” Also see, “Avocado varieties for year-round harvest”)

All of my avocado posts can be found HERE.

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