About us

"Allesbeste Nursery aims to be the world leader in the production of high quality avocado trees and to be a leader in the development of superior cultivars and rootstocks. Allesbeste Nursery also strives to improve and develop the avocado industry globally and in a responsible and sustainable way."

Research and development of Avocado cultivars

The Nursery

Allesbeste Nursery was established during the 1980's in the town Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. The nursery has since been expanded numerous times and the end is not yet in sight.

Allesbeste does not only focus on its own success. Our aim is to help improve and develop the avocado industry in a sustainable manner. We are also actively involved in research and development as well as consultation. It is also through this active research that the nursery have succeeded in developing and releasing Maluma as a promising, newly developed cultivar.

Avocado cultivar development

Nursery product list

This is a summary of the main scion and rootstock cultivars that we produce within the nursery, all in different combinations. Please note that these cultivars perform differently in different climatic conditions. For more information on which cultivars listed below are the best for your planned conditions, please contact our nursery manager - Abraham de Villiers.

Scion Cultivars:
Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Maluma, Lamb Hass, Ryan, Reed, Rinton, Edranol

Rootstock Cultivars:
Clonal: Duke 7, Bounty, Thomas, Martin Grande, Dusa, Velvick, Barr Duke, D9
Seedling: Zutano, Edranol

Micro-cloning of avocado trees


With our dedication to superior service and quality avocado trees we have excelled during the recent years to one of the leading avocado nurseries globally.

The nursery specialise in micro-cloning which is also one of our competitive advantages, as it provides an enhanced rooting system which improves plant performance due to better nutrient uptake. Our nursery is also preferred because of the uniform growth of our trees when they are planted out in the field.


Breeding and Selection program

Allesbeste manages an outstanding breeding and selection program which enables new variety/cultivar development and improvement.

Industry Development

African Industry Development
Allesbeste Nursery has positioned itself as one of the key suppliers of avocado trees in Africa, with involvement in countries like Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Senekal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Angola, as well as Egypt.

Philippine Industry
With the help of Dole Philippines, Allesbeste Nursery has been privileged to be involved in the development of the avocado industry in the Philippines.


New Zealand
First fruit have been evaluated from the trial blocks and all standards have been lived up to. Semi-commercial blocks will now be established. Maluma seems to be a late variety in New Zealand rather than early, which seems to be due to the cooler climate. First responses suggest that this rather suits this particular market.

Plant breeder's rights have been secured and semi-commercial plantings are under way with the first Maluma trees. Exciting rootstock comparisons will also be made as Maluma is being planted on numerous new rootstocks, including Bounty, Dusa, and Ashdot (a dwarfing rootstock).

United States of America
Plant breeder's rights have been approved and negotiations are underway to assign a market representative.

Maluma avocado cultivar developed by Allesbeste Nursery

Maluma avo

The Maluma is a dark skinned cultivar with immaculate appearance and astonishing taste. Its texture is smooth and ideal for any recipe. With a whole-hearted nutty taste it's a taste bud explosion! Some of this avocado's key characteristics are: small seeds with more flesh, purple-black thick skin, smooth and light fibre.

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Annual Maluma symposium

Maluma symposium

Although this symposium was initially held solely as an information session to farmers, it has developed into a cross-platform information and networking symposium.

The main aim is to stimulate thought into what the modern agriculture environment brings about and, what farmers and other intermediaries can do to improve on the final product delivered to the consumer.

Maluma avocado information

Maluma blog

This blog provides the viewer with views, opinions, statistics, research, knowledge. Further more, this blog focuses on providing information about this cultivar.

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Below we provide most of the articles and publications that has been produced over the duration of Allesbeste Nursery's existence.

AH Ernst & seuns
Allesbeste Padstal, Farmstall, Farmers market
Allesbeste Kwekery, Nursery
Maluma avocado cultivar
Maluma day
Maluma blog
Contact us

Contact us

Phone: 015 307 3076
Fax: 015 307 7650
Email: kwekery@allesbeste.com

Abraham de Villiers
Nursery Manager


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