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Bringing The Avocado To California's Central Valley

The avocados on the right are the variety Hass and the variety on the left is GEM. (Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio)
The avocados on the right are the variety Hass and the variety on the left is GEM. (Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio)

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year. The majority of the green fruit comes from Mexico, and about 10 percent is grown in California. But researchers in California's Central Valley are breeding avocado trees they hope will grow well in the state's main agricultural region.

Ezra David Romero( @ezraromero) of Valley Public Radio reports.

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