Ventura, CA—Brokaw Nursery, LLC, of Ventura recently secured the licenses for three patented avocado rootstocks and a number of experimental avocado rootstocks from the Volcani Institute of the Agricultural Research Organization of the State of Israel. Brokaw, which is the largest avocado nursery in the United States, is now the exclusive licensee for these patents in the US and in the main avocado growing countries of the world.

The patented rootstocks are Tami (VC801), Ben-Ya’acov1 (VC66) and Miriam (VC218). In extensive field tests performed in Israel, each of the three newly licensed rootstocks exhibited beneficial traits. Tami is particularly characterized by Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance. Ben-Ya’acov1 exhibited a lower tendency towards alternate bearing; Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance; salinity resistance; and induced productivity on grafted varieties. Lastly, Miriam exhibited Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance; drought resistance; alkaline soils resistance; and salinity resistance.

“We are thrilled to announce the availability of these new rootstock varieties, in addition to the recently released ZeralaTM and LeolaTM rootstocks from South Africa,” said Rob Brokaw of Brokaw Nursery. “They reflect our nursery’s continuing commitment to offer avocado growers a broad portfolio of rootstocks tailored to a variety of growing conditions.”

Unauthorized propagation, production and sale of the materials is prohibited. For more information within the US, contact Brokaw Nursery, LLC at (805) 647-2262 or Norma@BrokawNursery.com. For international inquiries, contact Consuelof@BrokawNursery.com.

Brokaw Covid-19 Procedures

As we are faced with uncertainties due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 we want to give you some important reassurances:

  • We remain accessible by phone and email during normal business hours.
  • We have enhanced our cleaning and sanitizing procedures to help stop the spread of this virus while also providing basic information regarding preventative measures for the spread of the virus among our field workers. Social distancing practices are being observed.
  • Tree Delivery / Pick up – Our delivery is still in operation, and following all health guidelines that have been put in place by our government

Tree Pickup will be available from 7:00 – 3:30 Mon-Fri effective immediately. Our Sales office will remain open until 4:30 but the nursery crew will not be available after 3:30 to pull and load trees.

If you are picking up trees, please call us prior so we arrange paperwork for your signature. We are not allowing other than limited staff to enter building so please call us to process pick up or knock on our sales door for us to come out to attend you. All customers must wear masks while at the nursery.

To schedule tree delivery and pick up appointments, review and place orders, please call us at 805-647-2262 or contact us at sales@brokawnursery.com.  If you need product information please feel free to contact us as well.

  • For Field Consultation, call Dan Grant at 805-701-3175.

Please be patient with these necessary adjustments. Due to the social distancing measures that we have implemented, anticipate that loading trees will take a bit longer as we do our utmost to insure the safety of your drivers and our employees.

Please check the Brokaw Nursery website often to obtain any business continuity updates. From all of us at Brokaw Nursery, we wish you and your family safety and health.

Please read our statement regarding citrus production.

Brokaw Nursery is a wholesale subtropical tree supplier located in Ventura County, California. This is truly avocado and citrus country!

Sixty years ago, Hank and Ellen Brokaw began the nursery as an avocation. With hard work and innovation, they built Brokaw Nursery into one of California’s largest suppliers of subtropical orchard trees.

Brokaw currently produces over 300,000 plants per year and exports to several countries worldwide. We are also an industry leader in innovation of new varieties of fruits and rootstocks. In fact, the next time you eat an early maturing navel orange or delicious green winter avocado chances are they were introduced right here at Brokaw!

While continuing to grow over the years, Brokaw has worked hard at keeping staff size small and personal. Please give us a call today to see how we can help meet your nursery stock needs!