Believed to be a seedling of the excellent Guatemalan import Nabal, the Reed avocado originated in Carlsbad, California, on the property of James Reed. Perfect for the backyard grower, this compact tree fruits precociously even with no other tree available for cross-pollination. The fruit that it sets would make its mother proud: the large and round fruit with green pebbly skin yields flesh rated of excellent quality. The seed is in fact fairly large, but more than compensated by the huge quantity of smooth and delicate flesh with a fine “nutty” flavor. Many consider the Reed to be the best tasting of the avocados available in the United States. The fruit ripens after October on California’s Central Coast. The oil content increases with the time the fruit hangs on the tree.
In spring 2016, Epicenter Nursery will be selling our small stock of avocado trees only to customers currently on the waiting list. Right now we are grafting trees for sale in spring 2017 and will be taking orders for those trees starting in January 2017. We are guardedly optimistic that we have solved our disease problems! Please contact us with questions via the order form, or if you are interested in a variety not listed on our web site.