Avocado (Persea americana)—
Avocados require very well draining soil and are represented in Hawaii by various clones which mature their fruits during different seasons.
Having avocado varieties from both flower types, A and B, would compliment one another by cross pollinating each other.
Various selected varieties may be top worked onto a single tree to provide the home gardener with fruits throughout the year.
Some of the recommended home garden varieties are listed below.
i) Hulumanu is a good summer bearing avocado. It has oblong shaped green fruits. Type A flower.
ii) Malama is a high quality cultivar developed by the University of Hawaii. The fall ripening, pyriform purple fruits are thick fleshed with rich and nutty flavor. Type B.
iii) Nishikawa is a 12-18 oz. green pyriform shaped fruit. It bears very rich and nutty flavored fruits in winter. Type B.
iv) San Miguel is a high quality fall bearing avocado. The fruits are pyriform shaped and purple when mature. Type A.