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Old 08-02-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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Wondering about Avocado prices

Here in Bangkok and even in Manila, a small avocado (imported from Australia) is almost 2$ a piece. That's almost prohibitive. Local avocados are no good because they have a very bitter aftertaste. I see many avocado afficionados in DC and I've been wondering whether it's not as pricey in your part of the world... Just curious, thanks.

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Old 08-02-2005, 11:28 AM   #2
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i LOVE avocados! here in california, the price varies according to season, type of avocado, and quality of avocado. in the summertime, i can go to any latin market and buy them three or four for a dollar. out of season, they are about a dollar to two dollars a piece for the darker rough skinned variety... the smooth skinned avocados (the lighter green ones) are generally about seventy five cents to a dollar in the off season. i usually buy organic avocados because of the quality difference, they tend to be about 25 to 50 cents more per avocado, but it is well worth it. did i say that i love avocados! i love them!
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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I'm in Los Angeles County, CA, and at my local market, generally a Haas (the highest quality avocado) is $1.99. In the beginning of summer, they're put on sale for $1 each, and I snatch them up. I'll buy many, and then keep them in the fridge and only let 4 ripen at a time. (Unless I'm making guacamole for a BBQ, then it's 8 at a time)
I won't even buy the thin-skinned varieties, as they don't have the buttery texture I so love.
However, I've got a friend who has a tree, so whenever her husband has time to pick avos for me, she'll give me a bucketfull.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #4
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In Costa Rica avocados are sold by the kilo (2.2 lbs) about a $1.25 per.
Our beloved Haas is not as popular as the thin skinned huge local variety.
They are priced equally and available year round

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:43 PM   #5
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I've seen 'em anywhere from 89 cents to $.199, both here and in Jersey. The Latino markets always have the best ones; just bordering on ripe!
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #6
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I guess it depends upon what 'small' is.

Here (Virginia) we get Haas this time of year ranging from two for three bucks to $1.75 each, or so.

The smooth skin variety is cheaper and larger, often called the Florida avocado, but is not nearly as good.
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:16 AM   #7
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I'm in Los Angeles County, CA, and at my local market, generally a Haas (the highest quality avocado) is $1.99.
jkath, I paid $1.50 for a Haas a couple of days ago. I had it with lunch today. Yum!!
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:39 AM   #8
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You should have seen the vat of guac I made on Saturday! 8 Haas avos with Marie Sharp's habenero sauce, 1/4 juice of a lemon, salt and pepper....and a giant bag of Mission tortilla chips. heaven!
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:42 AM   #9
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Oh, jkath I wish I had been at your house. Sounds like Heaven. Costco is also a good place to get avocados for a reasonable price.
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:08 AM   #10
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Mom gets hers at Costco - I always forget to go there for produce!

Let me know when you're down in the south - we'll have an avo fest.
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