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Old 12-02-2014, 06:49 AM   #11
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If I buy more than one avocado, I keep one on the top of the fridge, to promote faster ripening and the rest in the fridge. Also to check if ripe avocado is good when you are buying one, simply pick out the little stem and see if inside is green. Put it back after done. If avocado is over ripen it will be dark inside, if not it will be nice and green.


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Old 12-02-2014, 02:31 PM   #12
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They are bad. Toss them.

From my experience, don't buy avocado's by the bulk and cheap at a local store. They are likely from a bad crop.

I usually buy mine from costco.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:06 PM   #13
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Holy moly Kay....that is one huge avocado pit!

If there are just a few little dark spots I cut them out, but if there are too many to mess with I'll just toss it and cut open another one if I have it, and usually do. Avocados are almost a staple in my kitchen.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:31 PM   #14
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They are bad. Toss them.

From my experience, don't buy avocado's by the bulk and cheap at a local store. They are likely from a bad crop.

I usually buy mine from costco.
I get good ones from Trader Joe's along with Costco but to say that ones in a local store are likely from a "bad crop" is just not true. By the way, the best ones come from the neighbor kid with the wagon.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:12 PM   #15
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I get good ones from Trader Joe's along with Costco but to say that ones in a local store are likely from a "bad crop" is just not true. By the way, the best ones come from the neighbor kid with the wagon.

The best ones I've ever seen were in a small grocery store in Mexico, and were the size of my head!

The ones we get up here are so hit or miss. Mostly miss. I've had to pitch more than I've been able to use.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:24 AM   #16
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The best ones I've ever seen were in a small grocery store in Mexico, and were the size of my head!

The ones we get up here are so hit or miss. Mostly miss. I've had to pitch more than I've been able to use.
You're so right Dawg, I need to remember those far away from the Mexican border still aren't as likely to get the best avocados. I remember years ago when when nearly every home in our old neighborhood had a Hass tree in the back yard. They were free for the picking, and the going wagon price was 6 for a dollar. Today, here in the Heritage Valley we have groves of prized avocado's along with lemons to be sent all over the country, and beyond.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:35 AM   #17
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GLC, what do you think was the cause of that humongous seed in mine? I've cut open thousands of avocados in my day, and that was bizarre!
I did a little reading, and a very large seed with a thin flesh layer is typical of a wild avocado. But avocados are known for wide variation in seed size, and I would guess that, like a lot of other domesticated things, there are occasional throw-backs to primitive traits. And maybe it's a young tree, like the oversize egg from a young hen.

It also seems that no one has ever told the avocado that it should be extinct. They evolved to be spread my verbivorous megafauna that were big enough to eat it whole and who would pass the seed after they had moved some distance. But 80% of the megafauna (giant ground sloth, etc.) died out 13,000 years ago.
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I did a little reading, and a very large seed with a thin flesh layer is typical of a wild avocado. But avocados are known for wide variation in seed size, and I would guess that, like a lot of other domesticated things, there are occasional throw-backs to primitive traits. And maybe it's a young tree, like the oversize egg from a young hen.

It also seems that no one has ever told the avocado that it should be extinct. They evolved to be spread my verbivorous megafauna that were big enough to eat it whole and who would pass the seed after they had moved some distance. But 80% of the megafauna (giant ground sloth, etc.) died out 13,000 years ago.
I always appreciate you going the extra mile GLC, and giving us all food for thought. Thank you.
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It also seems that no one has ever told the avocado that it should be extinct. They evolved to be spread my verbivorous megafauna that were big enough to eat it whole and who would pass the seed after they had moved some distance. But 80% of the megafauna (giant ground sloth, etc.) died out 13,000 years ago.
Yeah, Passing that seed could be a real challenge these days.
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:48 AM   #20
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Personally I do not like avocados. But like guacamole a lot. Because of hit and miss of purchasing fresh avocado I switched to buying ready made guacamole. It ends up cheaper anyway. And the I just jazz it up to my liking because it mostly simply mashed avocados and not real guacamole in the box.


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