We get our winter fruit from Chile except for citrus which is harvested during the "cold" weather also we have delicious ripened avocadoes in spring (alligator pears?) 35 miles due south of here there are avocado orchards. But that short distance away we cannot grow the trees. Calif. is loaded with micro-climates.
Sunny, finally after many dismal and rainy days. Today danger of frost is over and out go the tomates! Expecting 4 heirloom tomato plants in the post. Also a corkscrew vine.
This has been your update from the Inland Empire as it is referred to here. What "empire" pray tell?