When will my avocado tree give fruit?

We planted an avocado seed 3 years ago, now the tree is about 7 feet tall. we live in zone 9, cypress tx. when will we get an avocado? It is planted in the ground and it looks great.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

It can easily take 10 years or more for an avocado to reach bearing size from seed. They may grow 20 to 60 feet tall, so yours has a ways to go yet. In the meantime, enjoy its lovely foliage!

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If you have only one avocado tree, you'll probably need another tree to pollinate it. Male and female flowers open at different times on the same variety of tree. Avocados as a rule can't self-pollinate, and if you have 20 avocados of the same variety, you'll have few (if any)fruits. Avocados are either A-type flowering or B-type, according to which flowers open at which time. Figure out whether yours is an A or a B tree, and plant the other type near it.
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