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A Reverse Look At The Life Of An Avocado


Any chance that we get to sneak avocado in our food, be it burgers or burritos, we’ll gladly take. Have you ever wondered what the journey of an avocado embarks on before it arrives in your meal?

On a recent tour with California Avocados, we got to see all the different life stages of the popular green fruit. And yes, it is actually a fruit.

After a recent viewing of the Christopher Nolan movie Memento, where a forgetful Guy Pierce pieces together his past by working backwards with photographs, we wanted to do the same with the fatty green piece of produce. To us, there’s just something satisfying about knowing exactly where your food comes from before inevitably devouring it.

Check out a reverse look at the life of an avocado, from food porn to seedling.


Avocado Uni Tostada


Packaged avocados found in markets


Avocados ready for the packing


Sorted and scanned for bruises at the packing house


Picked at the grove


Growing at the nursury


Grafted and ready to grow


Preparing a graft with another plant so the tree produces quality fruit


Start with a seed



The next time you’re at a restaurant and they give you the option to add avocados, consider spending the extra dollar. It took that fruit a lifetime to get to you.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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