Eco Farms

Grower-Shipper-Packer

Our Goal

Our goal is to help you grow in the best, most profitable, and effective way. We work to optimize your crops. We develop picking schedules; crop estimates and crop evaluations; and customized grower plans with harvest strategies. We provide Harvest assistance: crop harvesting, bin delivery and full-bin pickups. We distribute regular price sheets showing current prices and sales trends, provide timely pack out information: down to the pound, grade and size of your crop; and teach you about new products and services as they become available, especially, in regard to pest control. Additionally, we provide your Grower statements monthly wit pool summary, annual accounting statement, and all pounds delivered, payments and deductions. We can even completely manage your ranch for you. Our field team has over 200 years of experience combined and most of our team members have been growers themselves. We know how to grow and we are here to help you succeed.

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Our Services for growers
Ranch Management
Ranch Management
Eco Farms offers complete ranch management. We'll take careful care of your groves, just as if they were our own. 
Timely Pack outs
Timely Pack outs
We send out your pack out information quickly; down to the pound, grade and size of your crop.
Customized Grower Programs
Customized Grower Programs
Our field team offers custom grower programs tailored directly to your needs.
Harvesting Assistance
Harvesting Assistance
We also offer assistance with crop harvesting, bin delivery and full-bin pickups.
 
Avocado Sizes
 
 
5 Stages of Ripeness
 

Hard

Green and very hard fruit. Some may be darker. (25 Lbs. of pressure or more)

Pre-conditioned

Ready to eat in approximately 3 days if held at room temperature. (15-25 Lbs. of pressure)

Breaking

(Pre Ripened) Slight give when pressed. Ready to eat in approximately 2 days if held at room temperature. (10-15 Lbs. of pressure)

Firm Ripe

(Pre Ripened) Yields to gentle pressure. Good for slicing. Fully ripe in 1 day if held at room temperature. (5-10 Lbs. of pressure)

Ripe

Easily yields to pressure. Good for all uses. Will remain in this condition for 2-3 days if held at room temperature (5 Lbs. of pressure)

 
Avocado Maturity Release Dates
VarietySize 40Size 48Size 60Size 70 & Smaller
BaconOctober 21stNovember 4thNovember 25thDecember 9th
FuerteOctober 27thNovember 10thDecember 1stDecember 15th
HassNovember 28thDecember 12thJanuary 2ndJanuary 16th
ZutanoNovember 16thNovember 30thDecember 21stJanuary 4th
VarietySize 28Size 32Size 36Size 40Size 48 & Smaller
PinkertonNovember 23rdDecember 7thDecember 21stDecember 28thJanuary 11th
VarietySize 32Size 36Size 40Size 48Size 60 & Smaller
GwenFebruary 6thFebruary 20thMarch 6thMarch 20thApril 3rd
VarietySize 32Size 36Size 40Size 48Size 70 & Smaller
Lamb HassMay 8thMay 22ndJune 5thJune 19thJuly 17th
5 Stages of Ripeness
 

Stage 1 - Hard

Green and very hard fruit. Some may be darker. (25 Lbs. of pressure or more)

Stage 2 - Pre-conditioned

Ready to eat in approximately 3 days if held at room temperature. (15-25 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 3 - Breaking

(Pre Ripened) Slight give when pressed. Ready to eat in approximately 2 days if held at room temperature. (10-15 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 4 - Firm Ripe

(Pre Ripened) Yields to gentle pressure. Good for slicing. Fully ripe in 1 day if held at room temperature. (5-10 Lbs. of pressure)

Stage 5 - Ripe

Easily yields to pressure. Good for all uses. Will remain in this condition for 2-3 days if held at room temperature (5 Lbs. of pressure)

Storage

Pre conditioned, breaking and firm ripe fruit can be stored in at room temperature (60-70 degrees) in an area with good circulation. Firm ripe and ripe fruit can be stored at 36-40 degrees for up to one week.

Color

Unripened fruit is usually green; ripe fruit is usually dark green to black. However, during certain times of the year hard fruit can be black in color. Yielding to pressure is a more accurate indicator of ripeness.  
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