We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The End of Fallbrook Avocados?
It's not looking good for the Fallbrook avocado. In the March 6 edition of the North County Times, Pat Maio says that our local avocado crop has fallen victim to rising water rates which is leading many growers to give up. Major packing houses are relying on imported fruit.
O.K., I knew that avocados were coming in from Chile, Peru and Mexico. But now we're being surpassed by fruit production from Northern California! It turns out their water is much cheaper than ours. The North is taking over the South!! Sounds like a new civil war to me. And it looks like the North will win again.
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