Avocado Seed Skin

Avocados grown in California are threatened by drought, saltier soils, and even sunburn; some growers are choosing not to plant trees destined to mature (and struggle) in hotter conditions of the future. Grist quotes Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: “It’s a virtual certainty that California will get drier. I don’t think it’s a climate that’s conducive to orchard crops anymore.” One report estimates that avocado yields in California could decline 40% by 2050. Planting cover crops between rows of trees helps protect soil from erosion, and retain more water.

https://grist.org/article/whatll-we-eat-in-2050-california-farmers-are-placing-bets/
https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/329204.pdf
https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/what-global-warming-means-apples-tomatoes-and-15-other-foods-slideshow