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.
As of June 20th 2016, we still have a few of these trees for sale; contact us if you are interested.