Northerly Most Commercial Avocado Orchard in the Western Hemisphere???
Shelter Bay is aptly named as it seems to have a magical microclimate despite being 260 miles north of San Francisco and over 40 degrees north latitude. This is closer to Oregon than to San Francisco, and over 500 miles further north than the existing major commercial production areas of California's Central Coast. This climate anomaly may be ideal for avocado production on a commercial scale giving a more sustainable avocado choice to the local residents and even those further to the north since environmental consequence of transport would be greatly diminished due to the close proximity of the production zone to the end users. And all cascading economic benefits from production to trucking would be enjoyed on a more local level to where the fruit is actually consumed. Tour the garden and orchard of local resident Trent Sanders living the dream in the far north on Lost Cost and pushing the growing limits of this most wonderful fruit. Trent goes big and adds to his 20 tree orchard by ordering another 100 mature trees from Golden Gate Palms Nursery.
SUPER AWESOME WELL GROWN AVOCADO NURSERY TREES
Golden Gate Palms high Quality well grown avocado trees are demonstrated by Gary Gragg where we grow them. Lots of sun and wind exposure and well spaced trees ensure a healthy, vigorous product compared to most other growers producing trees under shade or in tighter confine. These are the highest quality avocado trees available in the market and much more ready and able to thrive in the more climate challenged regions of Northern California.
New Johnson Avocado Variety & Jeff Earl's "Frankenstein" Avocado Tree
Jeff Earl talks about the new variety of avocado known as "The Big Black Johnson". This variety was discovered somewhere in the vicinity of Modesto California by Jeff's friend and fellow rare fruit grower David Johnson and is thought to be an offspring of the black skinned Mexicola Grande variety that is somewhat common in the trade for backyard growing. It appears to be exactly like the Mexicola Grande variety with its thin shiny black skin, creamy rich buttery taste, seasonal ripening pattern, growth characteristics etc. with the only difference being that it is about twice the size as the apparent parent variety. Golden Gate Palms will look into growing this plant, adding it to our already awesome avocado cultivar lineup, and offering it for sale in the future. Maybe by 2021. This stuff take time!
Gem Avocados for Sale!!!
Oops, I made the assumption that this avocado was named Gem because of the gorgeous yellow sparkling speckles on the otherwise shiny dark skin, like no other avocado I have seen. But alas, my assumption was incorrect and the actual name came from the initials of the UC researcher who was instrumental in its development, namely, Gray E Martin. Either way, I love this name as it seems to fit the gem like quality of the fruit and now it has a wonderful double meaning. Check our current inventory levels on our website at: https://www.goldengatepalms.com/avocados