Frostproof farmer plants Central Florida’s first commercial avocado trees

A citrus grower in Frostproof is changing his entire business after Hurricane Ian and citrus greening devastated his crop. The planting of the first avocado tree marks a new beginning for farmer Mitchell McLellan. “We’re going to plant 700 avocado trees here in Central Florida, which is one of a kind,” said Mitchell McLellan, owner of McLellan Farm.