Originally Posted by CraigC
The last of the avocados have fallen off our tree. That is the ones not fallen off via "tree rodent".
My plastic pellet gun is always at the ready.
What is your opinion of the Florida avocado vs the Hass?
Everyone says the Hass is superior. I can tell little difference. But I have never tried them side by side to really see.
I like the Florida as they are much larger and provide twice as much meat. But we rarely see them. If we do, its for a couple weeks and then they are all gone.
Originally Posted by Kayelle
You betcha RB. I grew up playing in avocado orchards here. Our backyard tree produced so many that I'd load up my red wagon and go door to door selling them for a dime a piece and that really ticked off my Dad who was selling them in his grocery store for a quarter.
I miss those days, but we cannot relive them as much as I want to.
We had oranges, limes, sour orange, grapefruit and so many other fruits. I saw some star fruit in the store a couple days ago and it was very expensive. We treated them as novelties growing up and rarely ate them. My ex MIL had a ruby red grapefruit tree in her yard.
People said they were the best they ever had. I don't like grapefruit.
The Cuban people used the sour oranges for pork marinade. They still do. Mojito is the marinade and is used for many other purposes.
The clueless Americans would almost pay for someone to come and take the sour oranges as they thought there was something wrong with the trees......LOL My father and many others would glady obligde them and make gallons of pure sour orange juice.
My dad also had two key lime trees in Miami and one behind the old house in Key West. Never really knew how much key limes meant to people until I try to buy them now.