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The Carmen Avocado
A Breakthrough for Home Gardeners

The Carmen Avocado

An avocado that can produce delicious fruit almost year-round and is excellent for home gardens? Meet “Carmen”.

Rejoice! If you're an avid gardener and a fan of avocadoes, then the ‘Carmen’ variety should be on your shopping list. Known for their remarkably long fruiting season, ‘Carmen’ avocados offer a heavy harvest that may even be year-round. Year-round fruit is a very rare and remarkable feat for any plant and what every home fruit gardener dreams about.

One of the most appealing features of the ‘Carmen’ avocado variety is its very long fruiting season. Unlike other avocado varieties that fruit within a limited window, on mature trees, ‘Carmen’ avocados can be enjoyed year-round. And because the fruit can remain on the tree for up to six months, you'll have a steady supply of luscious avocados that are perfect for guacamole, salads, sandwiches, or simply enjoyed on their own.

The Carmen Avocado

‘Carmen’ avocados are ideal for home gardens due to their compact size, versatility and flavor. With a pebbly, dark, thick skin, ‘Carmen’ fruit is almost identical in appearance to the popular ‘Haas’ variety. But for home gardeners, fruit production is estimated at 15 to 50% more than ‘Haas’, and with an even richer and nuttier flavor. ‘Carmen’ trees can also be more easily accommodated in smaller spaces than most avocadoes, making them an ideal choice for a local garden, patio, or even large containers.

Caring for ‘Carmen’ avocado trees is relatively straightforward. Like all avocadoes, they prefer well-draining soil, ample sunlight, and regular watering. To ensure quick drainage, commercial avocadoes are often grown on slopes. Avocadoes enjoy a cool soil, so don’t be in a hurry to rake up the leaves under your tree, in fact, the more leaf debris the better. Or exchange the fallen leaf litter with a thick layer of organic mulch, or a combination of both.

Besides their delectable taste, ‘Carmen’ avocados are also packed with essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Incorporating ‘Carmen’ avocados into your diet can help improve cholesterol levels, promote digestion, and support overall well-being.

The Carmen Avocado

The ‘Carmen’ avocado's smooth, buttery texture and mild, nutty flavor make it a versatile ingredient in various recipes. From savory dishes like avocado toast, salads, and sushi rolls, to sweet treats like smoothies and desserts, the possibilities are endless. Its creamy flesh and rich taste elevate the flavors of any dish.

If you're considering an avocado in your home garden, the ‘Carmen’ variety is a Roger’s Gardens’ favorite.

Best part? Year-round fruiting season, compact size, and delicious flavor.