California Avocados Direct 2014 Season Opener

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Spring has arrived here in Southern California, and that means it’s time to begin picking the avocados!   The biggest avocados will be selected and harvested now to make room for the new babies to begin growing.   The trees are already blooming, as you can see the shaggy yellow blossoms which make the trees look much lighter in color than the dark green leaves that are usually visible.

wildflower-gardenAfter a long, dry winter we finally had some rain two weeks ago.  Now the wild flowers are blooming!  Without rain, the ground stays brown.

new-growthWhen the buds for the blossoms begin to grow,  the tree also starts to put out some new leaves.  I like to think of those new reddish leaves as little umbrellas that will grow bigger and shade the new avocados from the sun.

blossomHere is the first flower opening!  They look like tiny yellow stars.  Did you know that avocado flowers are male or female when they first open,  and on the next day when they open again they are opposite?  Some flowers open male at first and then change to female.  Others start out female and open again as male.  Isn’t nature fascinating!

avocado-with-budsThe mature avocados have been growing for a whole year, and are still on the tree when the tree begins to bloom.  Now is the time to begin picking the largest avocados so the tree will have energy to make the smaller avocados grow bigger, as well as set new fruit for next year.

large-fruit-to-pickWe’ll be picking some large and jumbo size avocados on Monday morning to ship directly to customers all over the United States.  Our avocado mail-order website is CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com where you can order a box of California avocados selected and picked just for you!  Or send some California avocados as a gift to someone you love.   We have both Fuerte and Hass varieties available now in the month of March.

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Happy Spring to you!  Enjoy the beautiful avocado flowers!  (The bees are busy pollinating the flowers so that we can have delicious avocados next year.  You can hear them buzzing out in the grove if you listen. bzzzzzzzzzzz)

 

 

 

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  1. I’ve got around 100 little baby avocados on my 2yr. old dwarf tree. Will I end up with that many? Don Farrell

  2. I love Reed avocados. I was introduced to them at Whole Foods market 5 Or 6 years ago at least. I love the texture and flavor. I have a green thumb and decided to grow one and now it’s about 7 feet tall but the circumference is somewhere between a fifty cent piece and a dollar. I need to plant it in the ground but need to know if it needs a mate right next to it or can it cross pollinate as long as there is another avocado tree with a half mile? Do I need to get another Reed to make it happen?

    • When you grow a seed from an avocado, the plant that grows is not the variety of fruit that you ate, but the root stock of the original tree where the fruit grew. So the tree you have is not a Reed, but a root stock variety. You would need to have your homegrown tree grafted to the Reed variety. Better to buy a Reed tree from a nursery. You do not need a mate, but it does improve the chance of pollination. If there are other avocado trees in your neighborhood, that should be enough.

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