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Wurtz is part of the Persea genus and is a Avocado variety. Its scientific name is Persea americana 'Wurtz'. Wurtz is a hybrid variety. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Army green and   Dark green.

Small tree only grows 8-10’ tall and can be kept in large containers or small (zone 9-10) backyards. Produces narrowly ovate green fruit from May to September.3 Flower type B.3

The only true dwarf Avocado and the best for growing in containers. Begins bearing fruits at 1 or 2 years from planting. Fruits with thin skins and oil-rich flavor. Hardy to 25 degrees F.4

This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Wurtz normally grows with a tree-like habit with a max height of 14.86 feet (that's 4.57 metres metric). Expect blooming to occur in early spring.

United States is believed to be where Wurtz originates from.

Be aware that Wurtz Avocado typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Wurtz have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Wurtz

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Wurtz is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Wurtz are Zone 9 and Zone 11.

Growing Wurtz from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 9.91 feet (3.05 metres) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Wurtz

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Wurtz is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Wurtz

Harvest mature fruit from May to September and allow to ripen at room temperature for about 2 weeks.

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Avocado Wurtz Etymology

The Latin word “Americana” means “of the Americas”.1

Variety named for breeder Roy Wertz3

Wurtz folklore & trivia

Roy Wertz bred in California in 1935 and introduced in 1948.3

Misspellings of Avocado 'Wurtz'


Other Names for Avocado 'Wurtz'

Little Cado, Minicado, Littlecado

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