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Joey or Brogdon avocado

Posted by shelley_h_gardener 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 1, 11 at 22:38

I can not decide on a Joey or Brogdon avocado. I can get the Joey locally but know nothing about it except that it can take some cold. I have heard that the Brogdon has a really good flavor and could have one shipped to me. So, can someone tell me more on how the Joey compares to the Brogdon in the taste department? Also, I have heard that the Brogdon pretty much fruits all at one time. Is this the case for the Joey too? Which one should I get?


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

I'm not familiar with the "Joey" Avocado but can tell you about the Brogdon. Its a creamy Mexican guccamole type of avocado, not the large green Florida "leancado" type normally grown in Florida.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

Thanks swtancher. I probably will go with the Brogdon because I really can't find anything about the Joey. I read under the Joey description that it has an excellent flavor. Not really sure what that translates into and was hoping to get some info from someone who had grown one. I live in Louisiana and have never encountered anyone here who has grown any kind of avocado tree. Does the Brogdon taste like a Haas? That is the only kind of avocado that I have ever had.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

How cold are your coldest nights? I can tell you from experience that the brogdon with be killed at around 21-22 degrees. Don't know anything about the Joey.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

I do not rember it ever getting colder than 30 degrees.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

  • Posted by
    Bob Ostrowski 8B
    (bob@scal.net) on
    Tue, May 3, 11 at 12:45

I live in California and this "Joey" would do very well in my zone... Does ANYBODY know how I can get some of these trees here in California... ANY Help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Bob


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

shelly are you sure about the 30 degrees. I thought that it would have been alot colder up there. I am in central FL and it gets below 30 somtimes.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

Here is some info on the Joey.

JOEY Found in Uvalde county Texas by Joey Rivers. The tree is very vigorous and a dependable bearer. The fruit is pear-shaped and dark purple-black in color with a smooth skin. Hardy to mid to upper teens. Ripens Aug-Sept.


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RE: Joey or Brogdon avocado

Also, Here is a very nice page with many trees (avocado's) listed by name, cold, etc.
http://www.rockledgegardens.com/pdf/avocado.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: Rock Ledge Gardens


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