Tag: avocado

Avocado ~ It’s More Than Guacamole

Have you tried an avocado lately? Avocado is a green-skinned, fleshy fruit that adorns your grocers’ shelves.  There are many varieties.  They can be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical and ripen only after they’re harvested.  They are grown commercially… Read More

UAV-based Remote Sensing Can Help Avocado Growers by Detecting Asymptomatic Pathogen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remote imaging can effectively detect a pathogen that endangers the $100 million-a-year Florida avocado industry – even before the trees show symptoms — University of Florida scientists say. Yiannis Ampatzidis, an assistant professor of agricultural… Read More

EVENT: JAMAS Fruit Class Sept. 22, 2018

JAMAS Landscape Fruit Tree Horticulture Class Bummed out about your dying citrus trees? Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Sponsored by: Doug Caldwell, UF|IFAS Landscape Horticulture and Jessica Ryals, Food Sustainability Educator. WHEN: Sat. September 22, 2018–… Read More

In Your Own Backyard: Growing Avocado Trees

You may have seen or bought avocados in the grocery store, but did you know that people have been growing avocado trees in their backyards in Florida since the nineteenth century? Florida’s tropical and subtropic climates makes it well suited… Read More