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The California Difference

The California Difference

We love California. It’s a special place — the people, the beaches, the forests, the mountains and everything else. To give you an idea of what makes California Avocados particularly special, less than 1 percent of the state is suitable for growing them. We’re talking only the richest of rich soil, the freshest coastal breezes and, of course, the friendly California sun. The most sublime weather conditions foster the growth of our superfood. This, accompanied by the care of more than 2,000 California Avocado growers, ensures you of that creamy avocado taste with each slice.

Why California Avocados?

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Freshness

California Avocados are born and raised right here in the U.S., meticulously cared for and picked at their peak, ensuring California Avocados go from tree to table in just a few days.

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Climate

Fertile, sun-kissed soil and cool California breezes help create the ideal climate to produce world-class, premium avocados.

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HOME IS WHERE THE GROVE IS

HOME IS WHERE THE GROVE IS

Around 90 percent of the nation’s avocado crop is produced right here in California, so if you’re looking for a homegrown avocado with delicious flavor and texture, remember to look for the California label.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Hass Avocado is a California native. The Hass variety was discovered in La Habra Heights, California, in the 1920s by Rudolph Hass. In fact, every Hass Avocado in the world can trace its lineage to the original Hass mother tree.

It takes 14 to 18 months to grow a single California Avocado.

Less than 1 percent of our state has the fertile soil, cool breeze and gentle sunshine necessary to grow avocados.

One California Avocado tree can produce up to 200 avocados (or 100 pounds of fruit) per season.

There are avocado festivals that celebrate the beloved California Avocado every year!

Meet The Growers

California Avocado History

Avocado History

The avocado (Persea americana) originated in south-central Mexico sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C., but it was several millennia before this wild variety was cultivated. Archaeologists in Peru have found domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to 750 B.C., and there is evidence that avocados were cultivated in Mexico as early as 500 B.C.

 

From Aguacate to Avocado

Spanish conquistadors loved the fruit but couldn’t pronounce it and changed the Aztec word to the more manageable aguacate, which eventually became avocado in English. The first English-language mention of avocado was by Sir Henry Sloane in 1696.

Learn the California Avocado Story

California Avocado History

California Avocado History

Recipes From Our Growers

Artichoke, Avocado & Chicken Salad

Artichoke, Avocado & Chicken Salad

Author: Terttu Obole

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California Summer Avocado Pie

California Summer Avocado Pie

Author: John Scudder

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Axell Family California Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Axell Family California Avocado Grilled...

Author: Randy Axell

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Bruce Family California Avocado and Smoked Salmon on Homemade Bagel Chips with Wasabi Cream

Bruce Family California Avocado and Smoked...

Author: Mark and Linda Bruce

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