Varieties

Edranol

Availability:

From June to September

 

Characteristics:

A thick green skin with small light brown speckles (lenticels). It stays green when ripe and the flesh has a rich, nutty taste.

Fuerte

Availability:

From March to July

 

Characteristics:

Pear or egg-shaped. It has a thin waxy skin, which remains green on ripening and separates easily from the flesh. The flesh has a rich creamy texture.

Hass

Availability:

From May to October

 

Characteristics:

Egg-shaped with a rough green skin, which usually turns purple-black when ripe. The flesh is firm with a creamy texture and a slightly nutty taste. The thick skin is an advantage when serving half an avocado as the flesh can be easily scooped out.

Lamb Hass

Availability:

From August to November

 

Characteristics:

Shiny pebbly skin that turns purple black, and is squarish at the stem end. Unlike Hass, it may turn dark before ripening.

Maluma Hass

Availability:

From March to July

 

Characteristics:

Has a thick, pebbly dark green, shiny skin that turns purple-black once ripe. The flesh has a rich nutty taste.

Pinkerton

Availability:

From April to July

 

Characteristics:

A pronounced thickish neck compared to most other cultivars. It has a thick, rough, green skin that does not yield easily to pressure and remains green when ripe. The flesh is sometimes slightly sweet.

Reed

Availability:

From September to November

 

Characteristics:

Has a more rounded shape and is usually quite large. Ripe fruit remains green and is soft to the touch. It has a distinctive taste with a creamy, smooth, buttery texture.

Ryan

Availability:

From July to October

 

Characteristics:

Egg-shaped with a green skin that does not change colour on ripening. It is popular towards the end of the avocado season.

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