Quality avocado trees for growers
At Westfalia Fruit, we offer a wide variety of avocado trees that meet your requirements.

As the global leader in avocados we own the largest privately funded subtropical research centre. Our professionals create disease-resistant rootstocks to enhance tree health and productivity. They are propagated on cultivars and nursed into market relevant trees.

Duke 7
Duke 7 outperforms other local rootstocks and was South Africa’s industry standard.
Dusa® is the dominant leading avocado rootstock worldwide. It demonstrates good performance under various growing conditions. They are more root-rot tolerant and productive than Duke 7. Dusa® is widely planted in avocado-producing regions.
Managed by Westfalia Fruit, Latas® is a promising rootstock variety for its ability to thrive in waterlogged conditions and under moderate to heavy Phytophthora cinnamomi disease pressure.
Zentmyer is a vigorous rootstock with strong tolerance to Phytophthora cinnamomi, but is highly salinity-susceptible. It performs well with Hass and Gem® cultivars in the absence of salts.
Uzi is an extremely vigorous and fast-growing rootstock with high tolerance to Phytophthora cinnamomi. When grafted with Hass in a low salinity environment, it can induce a vigorous tree and high yields.
Steddom exhibits high tolerance to Phytophthora cinnamomi and grows slowly when grafted with Hass.
Zerala™ rootstock is resistant to Phytophthora cinnamomi and offers a noticeable advantage in saline soils. It supports large canopy volumes and competitive yields, preferring well-drained soils or berms.
Leola™ is selected from a Westfalia Fruit screening programme and demonstrates a strong tolerance to Phytophthora cinnamomi. When grafted with Hass and GEM®, it offers competitive yields and excellent tree health.
Our research changed the avocado industry.

Our world-leading iTeam focusses on developing avocado trees that offer improved yields and prioritise efficiency. This supports higher productivity within orchards while minimising impact on the environment.

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Our Dusa® rootstocks form the majority of all the commercial avocado trees globally.

Dr Zelda van Rooyen
Dr Zelda van Rooyen

Research Manager at Westfalia Fruit

We support you along your avocado journey, every step of the way.

With years of experience, our team is equipped to address your questions and challenges. Whether you are a seasoned grower or just starting, we are here to guide you towards success.

*Please note that our minimal order quantity is 100 trees.

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