Hello, Gorgeous....


Loving these Fuerte avocados from the farmers' market this week. One huge attribute this variety has going for it is that it doesn't brown on the inside. I guess one could say Fuertes age gracefully. I just have to remember to feel them more often since they stay green when ripe. If you can find them, pick some up. They're such a refreshing change from the Haas. No offense, Haas. You know you're always welcome in my house.

A little bit about the Fuerte....

Harvested late fall through spring, the Fuerte is the original high quality California Avocado.

  • Pear-shaped
  • Medium seed
  • Peels easily
  • Great taste
  • Medium to large fruit, ranging from 5 to 14 ounces
  • Smooth thin green skin
  • Creamy, pale green flesh
Ripe Characteristics:
  • Skin remains green
  • Fruit yields to gentle pressure when ripe 
Source: The California Avocado Commission, www.avocado.org

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shawn,
    You would be delighted to know that you would be Grandpa Gay's favorite with this one - He was the avocado king (VP for Calavo) not to mention your FIL is an avocado prince having had a grove while growing up. I'm sure enjoying your writing and especially your terrific pix!!
    xo marg