Avocado Trees

Avocado Trees


Sutherland Seedlings Avocado Nursery

Sutherland Seedlings launched a state-of-the-art Avocado Nursery in 2020, based near East London, South Africa. The nursery is focused on the propagation of clonal avocado trees for Southern Africa.
The nursery is managed according to the following principles:

  • Standards – good agricultural practices will be adhered to at all times that meet the highest standards in the industry.
  • Plant Health – the nursery has been designed to provide a bio secure environment in which to propagate trees and is not located in a commercial growing area. Clean, virus indexed plant material will be used to propagate trees.
  • Genetics – the nursery management team will source and use the best genetics available, keeping abreast of new rootstocks and cultivars that provide improvements in quality and yield.
  • Traceability – each tree produced in the nursery retains its full propagation history
  • Safety – staff welfare and safety is a priority for the nursery management team, ensuring a safe & enjoyable working environment.
  • Innovation – the latest nursery technology and propagation techniques will be adopted in the nursery, with the aim of producing the best possible quality for the orchard.


The following cultivars are available for order, subject to budwood availability:

  • Lamb Hass
  • Reed
  • Ryan
  • Hass
  • Fuerte
  • Pinkerton
  • Edranol


The following rootstocks are available for order, subject to budwood availability:

  • Dusa® Clonal Rootstock
  • Leola® Clonal Rootstock
  • Seedling Rootstock (Mixed Race & Reed)

Container – Ellepot Propagation System

The nursery has invested in the Ellepot Propagation System
The paper pot technology has the following benefits:

  • An air pruned root system (higher root mass, better root architecture)
  • A stabilised media – trees are not removed from the paper pot at planting – thereby reducing transplant shock and improving orchard uniformity.
  • Up to 90% less plastic used to propagate trees


Sutherland Seedlings is audited annually by SAAGA and the Avocado Nursery Association (ANA) to ensure the nursery meets industry quality requirements.

Sutherland Seedlings ANA Certificate can be downloaded here

How to Order?

Contact James Potgieter (+27 84 672 1623) for more information or to place an order – operations: operations-el@sutherlandseedlings.co.za

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