You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Avocado ‘Day’ (Persea americana)
Our ‘Day’ avocado is by far the easiest avocado to fruit in a pot. Plants will fruit at about 3 feet in height and will produce a medium-sized tapered-neck avocado that is easy to peel and has a delicious, buttery sweet taste. The fruit will hold on the plant for six months with ripening occurring from July to September. Another plus for ‘Day’ is its cold tolerance taking temperatures down into the low twenties. We sell grafted plants that will start bearing fruit in 2 to 3 years.
Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, grows to 4-6' in container, minimum temperature indoors 40°, Spring bloomer.
I ordered this plant on a whim and have completely fallen for it. Grows easily here in Key West, FL. Needs a good amount of water in Spring and early Summer but a clay pot is definitely the way to go. I received it 18 months ago from Logees and this Spring it is 5 Ft tall and covered with flower buds. Highly recommended.
- Vince Zito, FL
Great healthy plant. Recd with large green leaves. Currently still resting and will be transferred to larger part soon.
- Doris De Simas, CA
Tentative thumbs up.
I ordered two of these trees in 2011 or was it 2010?. They are fast growers and are both well over six feet tall in pots. Both trees flowered this year, but only one produced fruit, and only one fruit. But it was a whopper--not intermediate sized at all, but as big as an average sized papaya.
Unfortunately, I think I picked it a bit too early, and it was more ripe on one end than the other. The ripe fruit had a good flavor, but not much of the distinctive avocado flavor you get from the store-bought varities. The less-ripe part of the fruit had the terxture and taste of slightly bitter coconut meat.
The fruit is very thin-skinned and it seemed more like peeling a potato or an apple than an avocado. You cant just scoop it out of the skin with a spoon like you can with a Haas avocado. I ended up using a potato peeler, which did a satisfactory job. But again, the problem could be that it just wasnt ripe enough.
Im looking forward to seeing what the more mature trees produce next year.
My Pride and Joy
Recd this plant the ending of May 2012. I was so surprised with the packing for it came in such good condition with no problem. I planted it the last week of May and it is already 3 tall with lots of branches. The only reason I havent given it a 5 Star rating was because I still have to wait for the tree to fruit. I cant wait!!!!!! Love it and is purchasing another one.
- Annette, HI
The plant i purchased was from the Logees retail store. It looked and was extremely healthy. It traveled with me 2hrs home and became a little stress after transplanting and adapting to the new climate of my house. The top half began to turn black and die off. I was beside my self with grief. I trimmed off the dead stuff and the plant came back! It is a beautiful and hardy plant. I am so happy i invested this plant in to my collection.