About Our Grove

Paradise Grove’s rich and buttery Avocados originate at its picturesque grove in Southern California. Spanning 250 acres, it’s one of the largest, independent Avocado ranches in the state.

There, 25,000 flourishing Avocado trees dot the undulating foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. This Pacific coastal region, with its plentiful sunshine and cool breezes, is ideal for producing Hass Avocados, California's leading variety. Add to that the attention and nurturing of the Grove’s manager, Kurt Johnson, and the resulting product is exceptional.

The Grove dates to 1981, when Kurt planted the first Hass Avocado sapling. He’s been employed there ever since, now with a team of about 15 employees, many of whom are long-term and even some who are second generation.

“I’ve worked here for more than 30 years,” Kurt said. “It’s not only my job but also my home.”

Today’s owners, Pat and Janette Byrne, acquired the Grove in February 2007. They soon realized their Avocados were superior to store-bought ones and wanted to let others partake of their delicious bounty. They began selling their fruit directly to consumers like you via the Internet.

“We’re delighted to share a delectable slice or two (or three) of Paradise with you and yours,” Janette said.

"I have worked here for more than 30 years. It is not only my job but my home."

-Kurt Johnson

Paradise Grove

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