Where’s the peach leaf curl in 2021?

Where’s the peach leaf curl in 2021?

Earlier this spring, a friend from Fallbrook was visiting and he mentioned that his peach tree had had a lot of leaf curl last year but this year there was no infection. “I finally got the spraying right!” he said. Slowly, I said, “Those results might not be just...
The GEM avocado tree: a profile

The GEM avocado tree: a profile

“I believe that 15 years from now we’ll be standing here and we’ll be talking GEM. We won’t be talking Hass. People will go, ‘What is Hass?’” said Mary Lu Arpaia to a room of California avocado growers in 2017. Arpaia knows avocado varieties. She has been the director...
Edranol avocado: a profile

Edranol avocado: a profile

Check out this video of the historic and high-quality Edranol avocado: More about the Edranol avocado: Edranol entry in Variety Database on Avocadosource.com Edranol frame in Avocado Variety List of University of California, Riverside Note on Edranol production in...
A feral avocado tree in Southern California

A feral avocado tree in Southern California

There are some avocado trees in Southern California that survive on rainfall alone. Some that I know were once part of old groves while others appear to have grown as wild seedlings from the beginning. Have they tapped into an underground water source? Are they on a...
Mobile avocado pollenizer tree

Mobile avocado pollenizer tree

Maybe you only have space for one avocado tree, but you want maximum fruit production. You could try keeping a small tree of the opposite flower type (A/B) in a container next to your main tree. During spring when they’re both in bloom, the bees can use the...
Which kind of citrus tree do I have?

Which kind of citrus tree do I have?

Because there is a citrus tree in almost every yard in California, we often inherit one when we move into a new house. Which kind is it? What if there’s no one around to tell you? Here I describe how I approached figuring out the identities of a couple mystery...

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