Did you know that there are 8 different types of avocado???
Yep! And only two of them look the same – that’s only because their brother and sister. (If you can spot them, YAY for you Bright Spark!)
Bacon Avocado – A mid-winter green variety
A green-skinned variety of good quality, the Bacon is a medium-sized fruit available late fall into spring.
Medium to large seed
Fuerte Avocado – An established favourite
Harvested late fall through spring, the Fuerte is the original high quality California Avocado.
Gwen Avocado – The Hass-like green variety (yeah, she’s a feisty one)
Hass Avocado – The year round avocado
Distinctive for its skin that turns from green to purplish-black when ripe, the Hass is the leading variety of California Avocado and has an excellent shelf life.
Small to medium seed
Lamb Hass – The California summer sun variety
Exceptional flavor and a large robust size are the hallmark of this new avocado variety.
Pebbly skin with pale green flesh
Smooth, creamy, nutty taste
Large in size
Symmetrical in shape; displays exceptionally well
Pinkerton Avocado – A premium winter variety
Pinkerton avocados have small seeds, yield more fruit per tree and are available in a full range of sizes early winter through spring.
Long, pear-shaped fruit
Excellent peeling characteristics
Reed Avocado – The Summertime Variety
A large, round fruit available in the summer months and early fall.
Zutano Avocado – A season opener
Easily recognized by its shiny, yellow-green skin, the Zutano is one of the first varieties harvested when the season begins in September and is available through early winter.
Moderately easy to peel
Now you can go show off to your friends… 🙂