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My husband and I operate a large avocado ranch in Southern California.  Now that our children are grown, family life has changed!   Besides helping us manage the ranch,   our son has started a mail order gift box/subscription  business so that we can share the delicious premium fruit that we grow directly with the people who love to eat it!   The whole family helps with the business, and I do the social media when I’m not teaching music lessons, directing choirs or working on the bookkeeping for the ranch.

I decided to start this blog so I could share stories about life on an avocado ranch,  recipes and food that we enjoy,  and the special things that I discover along the way.   Once in a while we are able to leave the ranch, so  I share our travel adventures too.

One small request:  Please leave me a comment when you read a post so I know that YOU were here!!  One more request:    If you want to follow along,  add your e-mail address to the “Subscribe” box on any page of the site.   Hope we’ll meet up on Facebook, Twitter , Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest too!

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28 Comments

  1. Hi Mimi!
    Thanks for posting an informative, interesting blog about what it’s like growing avocados. I recently purchased a 2 acre organic avocado grove in San Diego County and am anxious to see the entire process play out from start to finish. I, too, am a fan of Reed avocados and plan to re-plant with a few Reeds to supplement the Hass and Lamb Hass trees I already have.

    • Welcome! Thank you for your kind words. Have you considered a Fuerte tree or two? Tastiest fruit and ready to eat in winter!

  2. Happy to have found you. Looks like I redirected to you from another avocado farm no longer operating.

  3. I live in South Texas (Corpus Christi). We do not get quality avocados here and we never get Reed avocados. I lived in Denver Colorado many years ago and remember getting Reed avocados
    at the grocery store. As a child I lived in Harlingen, TX (the sixties)
    and I remember Hass avocados being delicious. I always wonder what happened to that classic avocado flavor and am always on the hunt for it.

    • Hi Leah, Thanks for your comment. We started our avocado gift box service for people like you who want to find the best tasting avocados. Check our family farm site ~ Mimi

  4. Hi there Mimi, this is Linda all the way from Adelaide South Australia (SA).
    I am trying to grow avocados in my backyard, but have had little success.
    I am currently trying Wurtz, Sharwill and Pinkerton after all the Hass’s I tried died (about 4)!

    The trouble with SA is that we have such hot dry summers that go on and on, and its a real challenge to get them through 45 degrees!

    regards
    Linda

    • Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by Mimi Avocado! I have not heard of Wurtz or Sharwill, but I know of Pinkerton. We have hot, dry summers here too…and it’s too bad that avocados need so much water!

      • Hi Mimi, if you could give me any tips at all (other than they need a lot of water, I would be oh so grateful.

        Wurtz and Pinkerton are considered to be dwarf varieties, therefore suitable for backyards. Perhaps they only have these ones in Australia.

        The time here now is 2:37 pm on a Friday afternoon. I see you’re heading for bed time.
        regards
        Linda

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