The variety named Bonny Doon is a seedling, discovered growing on the west side of Santa Cruz, California (in front of the Bonny Doon Vineyard tasting room). The tree, receiving no care, was growing vigorously and set a nice crop of avocados annually, regardless of weather. This tree has been known to withstandd temperatures of 22 degrees Fahrenheit with almost no damage. These medium-sized, round fruit have a bumpy green skin, reflecting their Guatemalan heritage, but their frost hardy buds and early ripening attest to some Mexican genetics in the mix. The flesh is rich nutty and oily, scoring near the top in tastings. In Santa Cruz, these fruit ripen with Bacon in early summer but hold well on the tree.
$38 per tree (6″x6″x16″ pot)
Available on Mexican seedling rootstock.
Due to freezes in our area that we received in December 2013, our nursery was badly damaged, and we will have limited trees for sale in 2014. Please check in with us again next year!