Answers to Questions: answers to a variety of questions you might have about avocados
Introduction: A short introduction to avocados and production in California
Dry Matter% How to determine oil content (a measure of how ripe your avocado is)
Early history of the avocado in California. History up through the early 1900s.
Fruit colors: Some of the different colors found in avocados.
Fruit shapes: Avocados come in a variety of shapes, some of which are shown on this page.
Minimum Maturity Standard: The minimum percent dry matter avocado varieties must reach to be commercially released.
Ratios: Determining the ratio of seed, skin, and flesh.
Suggested range of nutrients for leaf analysis.
Three avocado groups. Learn about the three groups of avocados: West Indian, Guatemalan & Mexican.
Tree heights. Hass avocado tree heights as influenced by rootstock variety.
What kind of fruit is an avocado?
What's in a name? A short history of how the "avocado" got its name.
Video: Pruning Small Avocado Trees by Dr. Piet Stassen.
Video: Producing Clonal Avocados by Diane Parker