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Avocado tasting
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:47:21 AM »
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 01:31:06 PM »
Could be down to make the trip and bring whatever fruits I can round up depending on the date.
You offer free jade plant or Anything free on FB and there is a line around the corner. Free Avocado tasting it will look like Coachella is happening at your house and you’ll have to make the call on your own party, for the safety of your tree’s.

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 01:59:41 PM »
bringing fruit isnt a requirement, it would just help because I have plenty of hass fruits but not a ton of the other varieties.  my sir prize is pretty loaded up and I have a few jan boyce, sharwil, green gold, hellen, pinkertons, gwen, fuerte we can sample too.  if the group is smaller there should be more than enough.  Around 30 people or less would be good.

Im not doing the facebook thing, too many randoms.  i didnt think there would be that many interested.  wrong.
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 02:21:13 PM »
bringing fruit isnt a requirement, it would just help because I have plenty of hass fruits but not a ton of the other varieties.  my sir prize is pretty loaded up and I have a few jan boyce, sharwil, green gold, hellen, pinkertons, gwen, fuerte we can sample too.  if the group is smaller there should be more than enough.  Around 30 people or less would be good.

Im not doing the facebook thing, too many randoms.  i didnt think there would be that many interested.  wrong.
I'm on that FB group as well. If I didn't just start a new job I would be down for that but maybe next season when I will have some avocado's to contribute.
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 03:11:03 PM »
You should just charge $5-$10 a head for everything your putting together. A great deal. Can always not charge anyone you want to , maybe mostly everyone, but weed out some that come and just drain energy and overhelp themselves.

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 04:10:37 PM »
Brad,

I'd be interested in coming up for it.

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 04:40:44 PM »
I’d love to come. Have lots to discuss...
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 04:48:32 PM »
I'd love to participate, but won't be doing any group activities until I've had both of my shots.

Dang-it!

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 04:56:37 PM »
Im waiting for my covid shots.  Also I'll probably wait for another fruit season as I go to try your avocados last year from the fruit sale :)

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 05:27:27 PM »
Regarding the covid stuff, people can wear a mask and social distance or not I just don't care anymore and have no plan to take any shots.  I'm not going to ask anyone to do any of that this time.  Just use some basic common sense  and courtesy that you should regardless of covid is all I ask.  Thanks!
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 02:30:44 AM »
Will come by and bring what I can find in the backyard.

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 12:50:23 PM »
I'll be interested. If possible you can sell scion wood, I know I'll buy 😁.

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 01:36:05 PM »
I'm down to go.

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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 03:44:20 PM »
yes scion wood would be available.  I can ship it also very easy to torrance.  Its 2 hours or so to drive from Torrance. 

Lets plan for April 10th Saturday 10AM

I may need to move that plus or minus a few weeks depending how the fruit is ripening.  Ill keep it updated. 
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 09:11:02 PM »
I'm interested. My brother has mentioned your awesome home orchard to me so I would love to see it in person. My trees are still too young to contribute to the tasting.

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2021, 10:01:03 PM »
I'm interested. My brother has mentioned your awesome home orchard to me so I would love to see it in person. My trees are still too young to contribute to the tasting.

ok you are welcome.  just send me a message for the address
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2021, 02:19:52 PM »
Brad,
Thanks again for organizing.
I would be interested to attend. Nothing to contribute this time of the year. I can bring some pastry/cookies or anything else.
Cheers,
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2021, 07:03:12 PM »
I would love to come! I will bring what I can.

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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2021, 07:10:36 PM »
crap! just noticed where you live!

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2021, 12:41:20 PM »
I'm thinking about pushing this out until April 24th so the fruit can ripen a bit more.  Is that day ok?  People going to show up? 

I need to pick fruits 3-4 weeks prior, let the ripen, record how long each variety takes to ripen.  Then count backward from tasting day and pick each variety at the correct date to make this happen.  Its going to take a bit of effort to pull it off so I just want to know if people can make it and theres enough interest and the date works?
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2021, 12:43:38 PM »
I can push it till May also if there's people just waiting for their covid shots.  It sounds like most middle age and older people can get vaccinated soon. 
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2021, 02:42:04 PM »
Would love to drop by for the Avocado tasting.  24th of April works for me.  I am considering converting some of my Hass trees to different varieties this year, but tasting them beforehand would be ideal.  Thanks for offering to organize this event.
BTW, ag workers can get their vaccines now in CA so I will be fully microchipped by the event date  8)

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2021, 03:22:10 PM »
I'm completely flexible.
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2021, 03:26:51 PM »
Would love to drop by for the Avocado tasting.  24th of April works for me.  I am considering converting some of my Hass trees to different varieties this year, but tasting them beforehand would be ideal.  Thanks for offering to organize this event.
BTW, ag workers can get their vaccines now in CA so I will be fully microchipped by the event date  8)

cool, Ill hit the grove with some extra zinc for the rest of you who arent yet nanochipped.
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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2021, 11:45:40 AM »
Keep me updated. I'll try to make it any weekend.

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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2021, 03:47:29 PM »
Hey Brad, sounds like another great gathering! Thanks for organizing. Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2021, 05:12:21 PM »
I'm definitely interested.

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2021, 05:38:32 PM »
Heres the varieties I will have to try for April

Hass
Fuerte
Pinkerton
Sir prize
Jan boyce
Sharwil
Gwen
Carmen,
GEM,
Green gold,
Experimental #1 (if ripe enough)
Experimental #2 (if ripe enough)
Fujikawa (if ripe enough)

And another person said she had little cado wertz to share. 


In summer I'll do another one with
Reed
Nabal
Lamb
Fujikawa
Ardith
Holiday
Hellen

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2021, 05:23:10 PM »
Interested.

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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2021, 09:52:23 PM »
Possibly interested too, would love to see the orchard..

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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2021, 09:45:27 PM »
Would love to make the trek - esp. if I can squeeze in some family time in my old South Bay stomping grounds on the way there /back. A lot depends on how many free days I can string together. I'll look for your updates.

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2021, 10:31:57 PM »
Would love to drop by for the Avocado tasting.  24th of April works for me.  I am considering converting some of my Hass trees to different varieties this year, but tasting them beforehand would be ideal.  Thanks for offering to organize this event.
BTW, ag workers can get their vaccines now in CA so I will be fully microchipped by the event date  8)

cool, Ill hit the grove with some extra zinc for the rest of you who arent yet nanochipped.

Lulzzzzzz  You get it. I will fly in from Florida for this avo testing when you can add some quercetin into the zinc

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Re: Avocado tasting
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2021, 11:26:03 PM »
Would love to drop by for the Avocado tasting.  24th of April works for me.  I am considering converting some of my Hass trees to different varieties this year, but tasting them beforehand would be ideal.  Thanks for offering to organize this event.
BTW, ag workers can get their vaccines now in CA so I will be fully microchipped by the event date  8)

cool, Ill hit the grove with some extra zinc for the rest of you who arent yet nanochipped.

Lulzzzzzz  You get it. I will fly in from Florida for this avo testing when you can add some quercetin into the zinc

im glad someone appreciates my sense of humor zands.
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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2021, 05:52:58 PM »
Hi All,
    I'd be interested as well.  FWIW I am more knowledgeable about avocados but need wisdom about Mangos.

Thanks,
Thomas

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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2021, 12:48:27 PM »
Thomas, can you bring some avocados?  Anyone else have avocados they can pitch in?  Its not required, it would just help make this happen and make it easier to host more people. 
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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2021, 03:25:54 PM »
Would love to drop by for the Avocado tasting.  24th of April works for me.  I am considering converting some of my Hass trees to different varieties this year, but tasting them beforehand would be ideal.  Thanks for offering to organize this event.
BTW, ag workers can get their vaccines now in CA so I will be fully microchipped by the event date  8)

cool, Ill hit the grove with some extra zinc for the rest of you who arent yet nanochipped.

Lulzzzzzz  You get it. I will fly in from Florida for this avo testing when you can add some quercetin into the zinc

im glad someone appreciates my sense of humor zands.

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I got “microchipped” early, it’s been over 3 months since my 2nd dose and my google targeted ads haven’t changed. (Still gardening ads and “male enhancement” products) I did feel achy for a day and a half after each dose. I will say it dramatically decreased my stress level and I have a much more positive outlook overall, like “it’s not over, but it is mostly downhill from here.”

So  9/10 would vaccinate again.

I am a bit too far North for this round but maybe The stars will align and I can make round 2 in summer. If you do any kind of formal or informal data collection or anyone makes tasting notes it would be great if you posted or linked to them.

Have fun and be safe.

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2021, 01:50:16 PM »
CRFG is having a plant sale on the 24th so I'm pushing it to May 1st.

Sorry for changing it.  Thats going to be it. 
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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2021, 03:39:50 PM »
I'd love to attend if there is still room.  Unfortunately the only avocados i have are reed and they will not be ripe by then.

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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2021, 04:46:57 PM »
I'd love to attend if there is still room.  Unfortunately the only avocados i have are reed and they will not be ripe by then.

Yes come, we should be good with fruit.  I'll pick 50 or 60 fruit it should be plenty of we have 15 or even 20 people.  Theres usually way too much of everything. 
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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2021, 11:59:12 AM »
I started picking fruit just to get the timing down. 

The date has changed to May 1st, hopefully everyone noticed that.



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« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2021, 12:32:32 PM »
I'm more excited than Xmas!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2021, 01:33:22 PM »
That’s a nice little collection you got there but what’s up with that little sir prize? Mine were double the size of my hass and this was the first time the tree fruited, good ol Clausen's.


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« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2021, 04:20:48 PM »
That’s a nice little collection you got there but what’s up with that little sir prize? Mine were double the size of my hass and this was the first time the tree fruited, good ol Clausen's.



My tree had  hundreds of fruit so they aren't as big as if there's less on there.  I even thinned the tree twice last summer!  Over producer, the branches are sagging and getting sunburn.  The fruit is good but the tree has some funny habits. 
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2021, 05:17:16 PM »
May 1st works for me. Looking forward to it! 

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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2021, 10:56:31 AM »
Wow Brad, impressive line of avocado's I think your in excellent spot for growing for sure!! Have a great tasting I hope to make it down to your place one day!

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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2021, 05:13:07 PM »
Can me and my sister come? We don't have avocados yet. Can we bring food?

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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2021, 05:32:52 PM »
I may be able to join, depending on when our kid is born.
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« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2021, 11:53:25 PM »
If there is still more room, I would love to come by for it.

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« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2021, 12:51:21 AM »
I'm interested. I can bring some bacon avocados.