Inside every California Avocado is a story. When you open one of these precious fruits, you’re revealing more than creamy, buttery goodness. You’re unveiling the result of all the best parts of California coming together in one small, green package: The passionate, local people. The idyllic climate. The love of the land.

Crafted With Care by Dedicated Local Farmers

It’s not just the physical environment they grow in that shapes the essence of California Avocados. It’s the local growers who pour their passion and dedication into every crop, ensuring every California Avocado season is worth the wait.

About 3,000 farmers in the state don’t just happen to grow avocados for a living. They live to grow avocados. To nurture the land. To feed their neighbors with nutritious fruit. 

Every single avocado takes about 14-18 months to grow. That means, for more than a year, these farmers carefully and patiently cultivate each avocado day in and day out. Why do they take such care? Because they know the best way to nurture an avocado is with your own two hands.  

What sets California Avocados apart is about more than just geography. It’s about heritage and tradition. For many families, farming avocados is a legacy passed down through generations, ingrained in their identity and deeply rooted in the soil of California. For these local farmers, avocado cultivation is more than just a livelihood. It’s a way of life. 

Sustainably and Responsibly Grown

California Avocado farmers are committed to responsible and sustainable growing practices, recognizing how important it is to preserve the land for future generations. With proud hands and a deep-rooted connection to the land, they cultivate avocados that not only taste good but do it in a manner that also respects the Earth.

Growing California Avocados requires no tilling, which helps to generate healthy soils. The practice of tilling, used in many other agricultural settings, can lead to erosion and the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. California Avocado farmers leave the soil intact, allowing healthy soils to prosper. 

Since California Avocados are grown so close to home, they travel shorter distances, reducing carbon emissions from transit and reducing the chance for damage in transit that could lead to food waste. This also means these precious avocados make it from the grove to your plate faster for optimal freshness. 

Proudly Grown in California’s Idyllic Conditions

You would think California was specifically crafted for the purpose of growing avocados the way the state’s environment provides everything they need in the most idyllic way. The friendly sunshine that sweetly graces the groves with the energy they need to prosper. The calm, coastal breezes that cool the fruit to the perfect temperature when the summer heat comes knocking.  From the rolling hillsides to the sun-kissed valleys, California’s terrain provides the perfect canvas for these green gems to grow.

The avocado heritage runs deep in California  Avocados were first introduced to California in 1871, when a man named Judge R.B. Ord of Santa Barbara realized the state was the perfect place for the unique fruit to thrive. In the 1920s, the first known native California Avocado came to be when California postman Rudolph Hass, who had a passion for horticulture, planted an avocado seedling in his own front yard. He would eventually name the delicious fruit after himself when he patented it in 1935 – the Hass avocado.

That same original Hass tree stood tall and proud in La Habra Heights, California, until it succumbed to root rot in 2002 at the age of 76. 

Creamy, Nutritious Deliciousness 

All these factors add up to one universal truth: The best avocados have California in them. When you enjoy a California Avocado, you not only taste a delicious piece of fruit, you experience a piece of California’s rich tapestry, a local story that continues to unfold with each bite. 

Each California Avocado is a work of art that brings nutrition to your body and flavor to your soul. California Avocados are a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood. They go with any meal from breakfast to dinner and even dessert. 

Explore more about the local history of California Avocados and become inspired by these delectable recipes. Next time you take a bite of a California Avocado, close your eyes and see if you can taste all the things that make it so very special. 

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California Avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California Avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by about 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California Avocados and the California Avocado industry.

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