picking avocados

February 4, 2018
by Mimi Holtz

A February Visit to the Avocado Ranch

Just about one year ago, in February 2017,  Janice Person came to visit our farm.  It was her very first visit to an avocado farm,  and the Southern California was dressed up in green,  with lots of wild flowers and … Continue reading

baby avocados

May 19, 2017
by Mimi Holtz

How Do Avocados Grow?

Here are the freshest avocados you’ll ever see!  Just picked from our trees!  They were flowers just one year ago, and took all year to get to this size and maturity so we could harvest them for you!   They … Continue reading

California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz

Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

green hills after rains

January 14, 2017
by Mimi Holtz

Avocado Ranch Anniversary After Winter Rains

When I first moved to Southern California in 1977 I felt guilty.  How would we deserve the beauty of springtime if we hadn’t endured the long hard winters of snow shoveling and difficult driving that I grew up with in … Continue reading

Fuerte avocados with smoked salmon and eggs on an English muffin

January 4, 2017
by Mimi Holtz

Fuerte Avocados – Festive Holiday Slices

It’s that time of year when Fuerte avocados are perfectly ripe and full of flavor.  Pear-shaped with a thinner skin than Hass avocados,   Fuertes have a unique nutty flavor,  and if you have enjoyed a Fuerte avocado you are … Continue reading

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