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Avocados Make Big Money "Mr. Krome is convinced from his observations that future work with avocados must include thinning, whenever this tendency to overbear appears. He has taken 32 crates of fruit from one tree. From Jan. 15 to March he had no sale of avocados in New York under $32.50 a crate; and frequently they brought $40 a crate." - Avocado in Florida, Country Gentleman, Apr. 29, 1922. "According to these figures, 32 crates brought about $1,000 per tree. Basing estimates on individual trees, an acre.... will produce at least 30,000 pounds a year. At a price of even 20c a pound, this means a gross income of $6,000 an acre." (Carque, p. 201) "Twenty miles form Miami one of the finest avocado groves in Florida, the property of W.A. Krome, ... sold for subdivision purposes for $800,000 after he had resisted temptations to dispose of the result of his life's work at lower figures" (Florida in the Making, p. 200) Good wheat runs at 30 bu. an acre, and $1 a bu. is a good price. Such land usually sells at $100 an acre. Virgin land in Florida where avocados grow sells at $50 an acre. If it sold as high as wheat land, based on returns, it would bring $10,000 an acre. Some day it will. Avocados Are Wonderful Food High prices due to scarcity make the fruit prohibitive to the masses. Trees bear in about 4 years. The marvelous Papaya may be grown between the trees while waiting. Why grind your life away in Wage Slavery in the land of ice and snow? Gain economic independence in 5 or 6 years in Tropical Florida by growing avocados and papayas. 30 Acres smooth prairie land near lake Only $900. Big reduction in price on 80 to 160 acres. Dr. G. R. Clements Box 366, Sebring, Florida
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Advertisement by Dr. G.R. Clements for avocado production and land near Sebring. 1922 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/212501>, accessed 26 July 2021.
Advertisement by Dr. G.R. Clements for avocado production and land near Sebring. 1922 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/212501>.