This avocado originated in Texas under the name ‘Pryor’, (with ‘Fantastic’ being a name added by a nursery later on) and is reputed to be extremely cold hardy (down to 15 degrees F as a mature tree). It is a pure Mexican type, flowering as early as January and producing summer fruit here in south Florida.
The fruit is quite small, smooth light green and very thin skinned with a somewhat mild flavor and pale colored flesh, but good oil content.
Though capable of being productive, Fantastic hasn’t always ripened well for us and sometimes has issues with cracks developing in the skin as it matures.
The tree has been an aggressive grower, and It may be worth trialing in certain areas where avocados have been thought a little too cold-intolerant to be grown.
Flower type: A
Country: Texas - USA