Heat tolerance of avocado varieties

When you see comparisons between avocado varieties, you see the taste discussed, the size of the tree and fruit, whether it’s an A or B flower type, and how sensitive to cold a particular variety is. Less often do you hear about a variety’s sensitivity to...

Mexican avocados suck

This is the last avocado from Mexico that I will ever buy. This is one too many rotten Mexican avocados that I have bought over the years, and I’m vowing to myself that I will never pay another dollar for one of these carelessly harvested and handled pieces of...

Eating seasons of my avocados

My aim has always been to have the entire year covered. And since avocados, like many fruit trees, produce more in alternate years I’ve sought to have two varieties that are best-eating for each season (in case one is having an “off” year). For...

Miles’s placenta tree

For Cass, the choice of planting his placenta under a Fuerte avocado tree was obvious, but for Miles, born last week, the options felt overwhelming at times. First, we didn’t know if we were going to have a boy or girl. Before Miles was born we did decide that...