The Reed avocado is named after James S. Reed, a farmer from California in 1948 but is originally of Guatemalan parentage. It is a Type-A variety and is one of the largest known varieties. The fruit is very round, very large, and thick skinned. It can be about the size of a softball! These green avocados have a creamy smooth texture and excellent buttery-flavored flesh. The trees height can be controlled but without pruning can grown to 37′. This variety is resistant to salt burn and tolerates heat. It is cold hardy to 30° F.