The 'Kampong' avocado

Carl W. Campbell, Richard J. Campbell


The 'Kampong' avocado (Persea Americana Mill.) originated as an open-pollinated seedling in Coconut Grove, Florida, in the early 1900's. It was named for the estate of Dr. David Fairchild, its place of origin. The 'Kampong' attracted the attention of local residents because of its consistent production, good fruit quality, and very late maturity season. The fruit are ovoid to pyriform, weighing 550 g to 850 g. The skin is dark green and the pulp is bright yellow when ripe. This cultivar has the characteristic of a Guatemalan×West Indian hybrid. The 'Kampong' has not been planted commercially in Florida or elsewhere, but is known as a good cultivar for home gardens.


cultivar; germplasm; persea americana

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283