Our fields are just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach and Miami.
The sub-tropical climate of Miami has seasons. Temperatures won't vary much (warm sometimes, mostly hot). And it's either sunny or raining.
Temperature and humidity plays an importart part in growing SlimCados. See how.
The tropics don't have a fall where leaves change and drop. But for SlimCado trees, they do drop most of their leaves in the winter to get ready for new fruit.
Opposite of northern's fall, SlimCado leaves first come back in red hues then turn green.
New flowers begin to emerge
As the leaves turn green, small flowers can be seen. Each flower is potentially a future SlimCado avocado. Only one flower, out of many, will bear fruit.
Avocado trees bursting with flowers
Flowers that may not be as pretty as roses, but to an avocado farmer they're beautiful. Fingers crossed that we don't have heavy winds or rains to knock off the flowers. That would mean fewer avocados to harvest.
Ready to harvest
The rainy season arrives in South Florida. That can mean hurricanes, but it always means avocados. SlimCados need the tropical rains to grow its fruit.
A SlimCado tree has fruit for 4 to 6 weeks. It depends on the variety. After harvesting, the tree shimmers green in the tropical sun.
See an ancient farming method practiced today, Grafting.