Did You Know?
Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family.
Don't throw out that seed! You can grow a beautiful houseplant or even grow your own tree.
Fertile soil, abundant sunshine and cool ocean breezes - all year round. California boasts the ideal conditions to produce the creamy, velvety avocados you love.
Nearly 5,000 California Avocado growers across the state tend to their avocado trees with the utmost dedication and care. From protecting their avocado trees from inclement weather to keeping them properly watered, the job of a California Avocado grower never ends. The fruit spends approximately 12 to 18 months growing on the avocado tree. Thanks to their expert care, each avocado tree yields an average of 52 pounds of avocados!