The Fuerte Avocado is your grandmother's avocado. In fact, it wasn't so long ago that the Hass held little to no commercial appeal because it turned black when ripe. In the 1950's, before the Hass reigned supreme, the Fuerte accounted for nearly two-thirds of all California avocado production, so people were more used to this thinner- and green-skinned avocado. And even though the Hass is pretty much the only domestic avocado you find anymore outside of California and Florida, the Fuerte has a thriving fan club in the Golden State. Once you spread some creamy Fuerte goodness over a thick slab of hearty toast, you'll understand why.
Rancho Vasquez is a local family owned and operated business dating back three generations. We have grown into a 123-acre organic avocado orchard in the foothills of Azusa, CA where the Vasquez family all reside together. Still committed to family, and the orchard, harvest time is an event in the Vasquez household where every family member is involved – big and small.Read more