April 8, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Avocado Flowers, Hummingbirds, and Baby Avocados

  April is the month when everything happens at once in the avocado grove. Farmers  begin to harvest  the crop that has been growing for the past year on the trees.   The avocado trees are in full bloom and … Continue reading

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March 22, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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California Avocados Direct 2014 Season Opener

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 … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Grove Tour in January: This is Winter?

Meet Leslie,  a long lost friend from Vermont who stopped by to see us with her husband last week as part of their road trip around the United States.  When we first reconnected through Facebook,  Leslie mentioned that someday she … Continue reading

November 3, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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Mulching Baby Avocado Trees: Tender Loving Care

It’s a beautiful morning here at the ranch, so I headed out for a walk to see what’s going on.  Once the harvest season is over,  there are lots of projects to do that will help the soil, the trees, … Continue reading

September 15, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Sunrise, Sunset – Late Summer on the Ranch

The hottest time of the year has come to Southern California.   We can normally expect temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s in late August and early September.   I like to get up extra early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, and … Continue reading

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