If you’ve been in the grocery store lately, you might have noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to find California grown avocados.
With October 2015 now upon us, most avocado growers in California have wrapped up their Hass avocado harvests for the year. That means that for the next few months, finding California grown avocados will be a little more challenging.
Finding California Avocados in the off-season
The California Avocado Hass avocado season generally runs from Spring through Fall and with the 2015 Hass season mostly over, I thought it would be a good idea to post a little reminder with some tips for finding California avocados in the off-season:
2016 California Avocado Season
It’s looking like we’ll have an excellent crop for 2016. It’s still very early, but while out this week talking to growers and visiting an avocado grove along the central California coast, I spotted lots of avocados on the trees and they appear to be of good size and excellent quality already.
Here are some pics I took:
These avocados started growing in the early spring, and will stay on the tree for a few more months to mature. I think it’s pretty cool that avocados stay on the tree for 12 months or more while they go through their stages of growth. While maturing for the next few months they’ll continue to increase both in size and in oil content. They’re going to be yummy when they’re ready.
Until then, our growers will be tending to their groves and making sure their trees are happy. After all, those avocados are pretty special.
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Other helpful links
California Avocado Fun Facts
The California Avocado Difference
Meet Our Growers
California Avocado History
When it comes to avocados, is it Hass or Haas?
California Avocado Flowers in Bloom (Spring 2014)
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