Avo Avo Avo

I love avocados!

Thanks to my roommate, Alana, I recently became familiar with some of the different varieties.  Once I saw the enormous avocado sitting on our kitchen window, I had to ask where the heck it came from.  She filled me in….it turns out it is normal.

She saw I was so intrigued, and insisted on taking me to the farm.

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She showed me about 13 different types of avocados.

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Avocado Trees

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Look at the size of this!  The left one is the usual size you see at the grocery store.

Up next to the Queen avocado, it looks tiny!

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Below are five different varieties and some notes on each of their characteristics!

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Notes 

Queen    Size: 20-30 oz.                                   Little Cado    Size: 10-12 oz.                                   Jim    Size: 6-16 oz.

Color: dull purple                                                       Color: green                                                   Color: green

Shape: Pear                                                                 Shape: pear                                                     Shape: necky pear

Skin: rough, medium thick                                     Skin: medium thin                                        Skin: thin

 

Gwen    Size: 6-15 oz.                                   Lamb Haas    Size: 10-18 oz.

Color: green                                                              Color: black

Shape: thick ovoid                                                   Shape: pear

Skin: medium                                                            Skin: pebbly

 

Just thought it was interesting to see the differences in the different types of avocados.

 

Avocado Recipes

Guacamole Salad! :  http://www.health-bent.com/salads/paleo-guacamole-salad

5 min. Grilled Avocado:  http://unsophisticook.com/grilled-avocado-recipe/

***Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Avocado: http://www.bullfrogsandbulldogs.com/spicy-quinoa-stuffed-avocado/

Bye Bye for now!

 

 

 

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