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Interstate Highway 15 Between the Junction of State Highway Route 78
in the City of Escondido and the City of Temecula


The California avocado crop, annually expected to yield more than 320 million pounds of fruit, will soon be on its way to retail locations across the U.S., much of it via the "Avocado Highway," a stretch of Interstate Highway 15 where a major percentage of California's avocado crop is grown.

The Highway was named by a California State Assembly Resolution and instituted on December 16, 1997, the date specifically aligned with the official start of the California avocado season.
California avocados are available throughout the year for use in a variety of holiday and everyday dishes, including Super Bowl dips, Cinco de Mayo guacamole, and summer salads and sandwiches. "The more than 22-mile stretch of I-15 between San Diego and Riverside counties, renamed the "Avocado Highway", houses nearly 30,000 acres of avocado groves, contributing greatly to the $1 billion California avocado industry," according to Bob Bednar, chairman of the board for the California Avocado Commission.
An estimated 140 million pounds of the fruit are produced a year in San Diego County alone. As the leading growing area for California avocados, San Diego County is also known as the nation's Avocado Capitol. And Riverside County, the third largest growing region or the state's avocado crop, is projected to yield nearly 40 million pounds of avocados.

Armed with these ample statistics that clearly position the land between Escondido and Temecula the most fertile avocado growing area in the nation, Senator David G. Kelley (R- 37th District) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 9, which officially designates the stretch of Interstate Highway 15 between the junction of State Highway Route 78 in the City of Escondido and the City of Temecula as the "Avocado Highway."
For more information about California avocados, including nutritional guidelines and hundreds of recipes, visit the California Avocado Commission's Internet web site, located at Based in Santa Ana, Calif., the California Avocado Commission was established in 1977 to conduct market-development activities on behalf of the state's 6,000 avocado growers.



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