Jan Boyce is the “connoisseur’s avocado” claims Julie Frink, and she should know. Ms. Frink is the curator of the avocado variety collection at the South Coast Research Center in Irvine, the home of one of the largest avocado collections in the country, and she sometimes admits that the J.B. is her favorite avocado. The Jan Boyce (named after the wife of Al Boyce, director of the U.C. Riverside Experimental Station) is richly flavored and endowed with an extremely small seed. The only possible complaint is that its thin skin is somewhat difficult to peel. Thank God for spoons!
Our experience with the Jan Boyce up here in chilly Santa Cruz County has been exciting. It is a vigorous tree, blooms late (after the frosts are over), and it sets fruit readily. Expect the fruit to be ripe by the end of winter in Southern California, July on the Central Coast.
In spring 2016, Epicenter Nursery will be selling our small stock of avocado trees only to customers currently on the waiting list. Right now we are grafting trees for sale in spring 2017 and will be taking orders for those trees starting in January 2017. We are guardedly optimistic that we have solved our disease problems! Please contact us with questions via the order form, or if you are interested in a variety not listed on our web site.