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California Winter Avocados

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Most recently we have been seeing the shiny thin skinned Bacon avocado.  The Bacon season is just starting up and will go for at least a few more weeks. It has a mild flavor with creamy flesh. Be careful when cutting this avocado into slices as the skin is very thin and delicate. We recommend peeling back the skin and then slicing the avocado.

Bacon Avocados

The Fuerte Avocado is now coming on strong for the next month or so. The medium sized pear shaped has an easy to peel thin green skin that stays green after ripening.  The flesh is a creamy pale green with a light smooth taste that pairs perfectly with a salad.

Interesting Fuerte Facts:

  • Fuerte means strong in Spanish because the variety can withstand temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fuertes are a cross between a Mexican and Guatemalan species.
  • Fuerte was the original California favorite back in the 1950’s and helped to build the avocado industry.
Fuerte Avocado

Earl’s Fuertes are coming from various growers in San Diego County which produces 60 percent of all California Avocados, and is the acknowledged avocado capital of the nation.  (The California Avocado Commission CAC) Avocados contain Vitamin C and E which is good for the immune system and muscle development and  Riboflavin and Niacin aid in digestion and help maintain healthy skin. Avocados taste great and are good for you. What’s not to like?

Follow us as we continue to update you on the California avocado season. We will let you know what geographic regions the avocados are coming from and when they are at their peak flavor.


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