Avocado cukes

Avocado cukes

What’s that little pickle hanging on my avocado tree? That’s not a pickle; that’s a cuke: an avocado fruit that developed without a seed inside. It’s growing on a type of avocado tree called Ettinger, and here is what a normal Ettinger avocado...
The Yard Posts avocado calendar 2022

The Yard Posts avocado calendar 2022

The new year’s calendar is designed and being printed! This 2022 avocado calendar includes some changes and additions: Section on how to plant an avocado tree correctlyAll new photosWeeks starting on Sunday (instead of Monday, as last year)Extra information for...
Fertilizing avocado trees

Fertilizing avocado trees

In 2018, I visited the largest organic avocado farm in California. It’s those hills in the photo above — they’re covered with 1,000 acres of avocado trees. And I felt vindicated when I saw that they care for the soil under their trees in essentially the...
Shoemaker Farm u-pick persimmons, Ramona

Shoemaker Farm u-pick persimmons, Ramona

Note for 2021 season: Shoemaker Farm is now open for persimmon picking. The farm address is 18131 Traylor Road, Ramona. They are open from 8 AM to 5 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The cost for a five-gallon bucket full of persimmons is $30. Below is my...
Planting avocados in poor soil

Planting avocados in poor soil

The best thing you can do when planting an avocado tree in poor soil is to plant on a mound. How? Why? We’ll get there, but first: What is poor soil? For avocados, poor soil is not deep or has slow drainage or has high clay content. Not deep means less than about two...
Nabal avocado tree: a profile

Nabal avocado tree: a profile

Six minutes of video profiling the Nabal avocado tree: Coming soon is a full, written profile of this variety. All of my avocado variety profiles are HERE All of my Yard Posts are HERE ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest...

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