“A large, tropical, evergreen tree to 60 feet tall the avocado hails originally from south central Mexico. In cultivation for centuries by the peoples of the new world from Peru to the Rio Grande, the avocado is highly prized today for its savory, not sweet, fruit which, like olives, contains valuable oil. A heart-healthy addition to your diet, avocado contains cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fatty acids and Omega-3 oil. It also has cancer-fighting antioxidants. Who knew guacamole could be so good for you?” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to pre-order your copy of the book.

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