Wilma Avocado

Asked July 7, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

How can I tell when my Wilma avocados are ready to pick?


Mary Badertscher
San Antonio, Texas

Bexar County Texas avocados

1 Response


Harvest avocados when the fruit is large and mature. Pick one and allow it to ripen at room temperature. If it turns rubbery, the avocados are not yet ready to harvest; wait until one successfully ripens before beginning to harvest. Pick the larger avocados first, stretching out the harvest over the season. Fruit that you don't pick may fall off the tree at the end of the season.

For further information, please consider contacting Mark or Mike Fanick at Fanick's Garden Center.

Good luck!

David Rodriguez
Extension Horticulturist- Bexar County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212
San Antonio, TX 78230