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Avocado (Persea americana) Plant Care Calendar - The Mulch by Steve Brigham

Article with monthly plant care reminders for taking care of avocado trees for the home gardener.

Avocados Listed In Plant Encyclopedia - The Mulch

Plant Encyclopedia which can be used to create plant lists, research and find plant care reminders.

Growing Avocados In Southern California - by Greg Alder

Article with a comprehensive overview of planting and caring for avocado trees in southern California and links to many other articles which go into more detail based on specific subject.

Avocado Production In Home Garden - Gary S. Bender, Ph.D. UCCE Farm Advisor

Article with detailed information for the home gardener about growing, choosing and treating avocados.

How To Successfully Grow Avocados - Laguna Hills Nursery by Gary Matsuoka

Video (below) with very detailed and comprehensive information. Our favorite video to date.

Avocadosource.com

Website with a lot of resources for home gardener and farmers.

Avocado Fruit Facts - California Rare Fruit Growers

Article with detailed information about culture, origin, description and cultivar lists.

Love Letter From The 20's: A Guide To Growing Avocado - Gardener's Path by Gretchen Heber

Article with history of Hass avocado, overview of different varieties and general growing information.

Choosing Your Avocado

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Avocado Variety Profiles - The Yard Posts by Greg Alder

Videos with profiles of a number of varieties of avocados including Reed, Lamb, Fuerte, Bacon, Stewart, Sharwil, Gem, Gwen, Sir Prize, Pinkerton, Puebla, and more to come.

When To Pick Avocados (Ventura County) - UC Cooperative Extension

Article about when different varieties of avocado ripen in Ventura County California and how to tell the correct time to harvest them.

When To Pick Avocados (Southern California) - The Yard Posts by Greg Alder

Article with detailed information and practical experience picking different varieties of avocados in Southern California.

Avocado Variety List (California) - UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Article a large list of know varieties of avocados detailing differences in fruit. This whole website has a lot of information.

Selected Avocado Variety List (Orange County, California) - OC Fruit by Julie Frink

Chart comparing 27 varieties of avocados grown in Orange County California including ripening times, tree and fruit size, fruit color and much more.

Backyard Avocados - Backyardavocados.com

Website with a number of resources for home gardeners in California for growing, caring and buying avocados.

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Avocado Diseases - UC Cooperative Extension

Article with numerous links to other articles about known diseases associated with growing avocados and suggested treatments.

Problem Diagnosis For Avocado - UC Davis Cooperative Extension (UC Master Gardeners Handbook)

Article with information broken into 1. What the Problem Looks Like, 2. Probable Cause and 3. Control Measure.

Reading Avocado Leaves - The Yard Posts by Greg Alder

Article with a gallery of photos of avocado leaves along with explanations of why they look the way they do.

How To Keep Your Avocados From Turning Brown - Reviewed.com

Article and video (below) with a homemade test on ways to keep cut avocados from browning. Not comprehensive but an interesting experiment.

The Biology And Management Of The Persea Mite - UC Riverside by Mark Hoddle

Article which is science based and detailed about treatment of the Persea Mite on plants.

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A Fifteen Minute Gardening Break

I was working in my garden a few minutes ago, preparing the soil in a new planting area.
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A Garden for the Wild Things

Try to imagine a garden where the only thing alive is plants. I can't.

As Busy as a Bee

7598 Ron Vanderhoff
Swarm of Bees
Over the past few weeks we have had two or three honeybee swarms here at the nursery.

Beyond Bees: How many other pollinators can you identify in your garden?

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Metalic Sweat Bees
Did you know that 98% of our flowering plant species need animal assistance for…

Gardeners can Contain Newport Beach Back Bay Pollution

16833 Ron Vanderhoff
Newport Bluffs
I’m fired up. Mainland California's most polluted beach of 2008 was right here in Newport…

Landscaping might be for the Birds

5344 Ron Vanderhoff
Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon
There are about 450 species of birds that have been recorded in Orange County. How many…

Lizards are Good Garden Neighbors

45359 Ron Vanderhoff
Western Fence Lizard Fremont
I have a neighbor that I see almost every morning. He’s a fitness buff and spends most of…

Native Pollinators can help with Fruit and Vegetable Yields

5027 Ron Vanderhoff
Mason Bees
If you’re like many home gardeners, over the past couple of years you may have added some…

The Great Bee Rescue

6601 Meredith French
Bee Removal Knife
Upon learning our home of so many years was probably going to make it through an escrow,

Want More Birds in Your Garden? Add Water

5316 Ron Vanderhoff
DIY Bird Saucer
I’ve probably never met a gardener who didn’t also enjoy the delightful sounds and sights…

Whose Garden is it anyway, mine or the Wrens?

4573 Ron Vanderhoff
House Wren
At the time, I was watering a young plant that I had just put in the ground.

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