Here are two top-notch varieties I’ve been able to procure for you in May and June: GEM and Gwen.
The GEM avocados I will be picking from BalMar Farms in Fallbrook, which grows avocados and organic lemons. The GEM trees at BalMar are only about six feet tall but produce abundantly for their size. I’ll pick and ship the GEMs on May 23.
The Gwen avocados will come from Beaudoin Ranch in Fallbrook, where Gwen trees have been growing since the early 1980s, making them among the oldest in the world. (The Gwen variety was patented and released in 1984.) I’ll pick and ship the Gwens on June 12.
Thank you for the opportunity to try some new to me avocado varieties. I ordered the box with Pinkertons, GEMs and Gwens. The Gwen avocado was the winner with my family! Just ordered another box of just Gwen avocados! Looking forward to tasting Gwen off my own young tree in a few years.
Thanks for the orders and the feedback, Trisha. I love hearing which varieties become favorites.
I just had my first Hass from my tree of 5 years last week, “wowed” is right! The similar store ones I’ve bought recently all had some form of brown spots in them. Plus without all those sprays, refrigeration and travel time, these things ripen and stay good for weeks without getting brown spots, much easier to deal with than those store bought ones!
Great to hear, James. A homegrown Hass that is picked at the right time is an amazingly good avocado.