From Monterey to San Diego counties, nearly 3,000 growers nurture about 54,000 acres of avocados, as the Golden State’s terrior and coastal climate provides ideal conditions for growing delectable California Avocados. California Avocados are now available and in season from spring through summer and starting today we’re challenging you to create your own must-eat avocado dish with our California Avocado Recipe Contest. Share your creations with us for a chance to win some very California prizes. Together with the California Avocado Commission, we’re on a mission to find the best avocado recipes in the state. To learn more and submit your recipe, visit here.
Provides nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense choice that offers a creamy texture - and we couldn’t be more excited that California Avocado season is upon us. We sat down with the California Avocado experts, California Avocado Commission, for the 411 on our favorite fruit.
Ready to Ripen
The best way to ripen your fruit that is not yet ripe is to place it in a paper bag with a red apple or kiwifruit, and let nature do the trick.
The Hass Avocado Hails from a Backyard in LA.
The Hass Avocado is a California native and the most popular variety, accounting for 95% of avocados grown in California. Rudolph Hass, a postman, planted the seed in the late 1920’s and went on to patent the variety in 1935.
They are Diet Friendly
California Avocados are a heart-healthy fruit that are naturally sodium-, cholesterol- and trans fat-free; and because of this, they are perfect for most dietary lifestyles: vegan, keto, paleo, diabetic-friendly, etc.
To learn more about California Avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com and check out this video from the California Avocado Commission that takes you on the California Avocado journey from the groves to your table. If you’re inspired to create a new recipe or have your own must-eat avocado dish, share it with us through our California Avocado Recipe Contest. To learn more and enter your winning dish, visit here.