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Welcome to Mimi Avocado.  Delighted to have you join me here at the ranch!
Let’s take a walk through the grove, or spend some time in the kitchen.  
 
I’m sharing my recipes and stories, and I hope to hear from you too!   

 

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12 Comments

  1. Great picture of you M !

  2. Mimi,

    I love these pics… I love the warm feeling I get from “been there, felt that magic”. :)

    You are so lovely in this profile pic – your sweet nature comes right through!

    I miss you!!!

    xoxo,
    Gigi 😉

  3. YAY!!! Congrats on getting your blog up and about!! It’s awesome !!!

  4. Mimi you clever girl. Your blog is awesome! Your ideas are inspiring and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Love the pictures of your ranch. Show more please. – Joy

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  6. Loved your Christmas story, Mimi! Your writing is beautiful! I’m signing up for your blog ~ don’t want to miss any unique recipes like the banana pancakes!
    Have fun!

  7. Hi Mimi, enjoyed reading your blog and drive by your grove almost every day. Our trees are all gone now so I enjoy seeing the “green” on your property!

  8. I live in Escondido, CA & our fuerte’s didn’t bare fruit last year. We aren’t sure if the Santa Ana winds we had in May blew all of the blooms off. We found one lone avocado last week. It was actually tasty. When will we see blooms this year? Nothing yet. We had a bumper crop in 2013. Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

    • The tricky thing about avocados is that they must be watered and fertilized correctly for the year before they bloom. Mistakes may happen (or heat spells) that will affect the tree’s ability to flower the next year. When there are no flowers, there will be no fruit. It’s a vicious cycle, and the drought doesn’t help. The water that comes from the water district is much saltier than it used to be years ago when our water came from northern California. Now that it comes from the Colorado River the water is saltier…and avocados don’t like salt. They need extra water to leach the built-up salts from the soil. The rains we had a few weeks ago should have leached the salts. Without rains, leaching is very expensive to do with purchased water.
      Bloom for Fuerte avocados should have occurred in Feb/March. There are baby avocados already sizing up on our trees now. Fuertes are usually ready to harvest from December until February.

      Hope that helps.
      Mimi

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