Winds cause anxiety for local avocado grower
Last updated 12/16/2020 at 3:07pm
Santa Ana winds have long been the cause of headaches for avocado growers, and the winds experienced in Southern California the first week of December – which also caused public safety power shutoffs in Fallbrook and elsewhere – were no different.
One De Luz grower said the winds knocked a significant chunk of the fruit off her trees.
"I have quite a few trees that have no fruit on them at all," the grower said. "I wouldn't say half my grove has no fruit but there are probably 10%, 20% with no fruit on them, and then the trees that do have fruit, don't have much."
The grower said the da...