GEM avocados for sale

GEM avocados for sale

(Sorry, these are now sold out.) I’m offering a second round of GEM avocados from Balmar Farm in Fallbrook, San Diego County. Here is the order page with details. GEM avocado trees at Balmar Farm in Fallbrook, California. GEM is a cream-of-the-crop avocado that...
Carmen and Sir-Prize avocados for sale

Carmen and Sir-Prize avocados for sale

How about a mixed box? I’ll put five to seven Carmen avocados together with two Sir-Prize avocados for you. (Order page is here.) Carmen Carmen is a variety that kind of originated in Mexico. I say “kind of” because Carmen is really just Hass with a slightly different...
Avocados for sale

Avocados for sale

I always wished there were a way to taste the fruit of an avocado variety before deciding whether to plant that kind of tree in my yard. I also wished there were more places to buy avocados of varieties other than Hass. I know that some of you also have these wishes;...
Pinkerton avocado tree: a profile

Pinkerton avocado tree: a profile

No less an authority on avocado varieties than Oliver Atkins wrote in 1978 that Pinkerton “appears to be the best variety we have come up with for California since the Hass.” Why then, over the ensuing 44 years, have most of us in California never eaten a Pinkerton...
Pinkerton avocados for sale

Pinkerton avocados for sale

(I’m sorry that these have sold out. Be sure to subscribe to my weekly email to be notified when more avocados are available.) Coming to you from the Laferriere grove in Redlands, San Bernardino County, are avocados of the refined Pinkerton variety. Pinkerton...
Fuerte avocados for sale

Fuerte avocados for sale

(I’m sorry that the harvest is already sold out.) Yesterday, while visiting an avocado grove in Redlands, in San Bernardino County, I noticed that the owner still had quite a few Fuertes on his tree. It’s a beautiful, old and productive tree that I even...
Grafting avocados

Grafting avocados

The skill of grafting empowers you. Being able to graft gives you options. Nursery doesn’t have a Sharwil tree for sale? If you can get your hands on a Sharwil scion, then you can make your own. Just moved into a house with a big avocado tree that makes inferior...
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...

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