It's a good time for avocados..

sayanora

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Anyone else notice the better quality avocados this month? I've even gotten some fibrous *good thing* avocados that reminded me of Peruvian paltas.. much creamier and nuttier tasting than before. I don't understand why it's so difficult for them to mass produce aguacate criollo from Jarabacoa/Constanza since those avocados are 100X better than the crappy hass avocados from Mexi/Cali, just nearly impossible to find unless you have your own tree or a connection who sells their own.

Disclaimer: 99% of people on this site have never had a true aguacate criollo, so please avoid comparing the watery injertas to the best avocado available on planet Earth :).. If anyone has a source for these beauties, send me a PM :)
 

Criss Colon

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You are descibing MY avocados to an "A"!
They are "CREAMY", any like butter.
I'll save a "seedling" for you.
Just have to wait about 8 years to taste one.
After 8 years, I only got two the first year.
AND, I know, I know, but I caught a guy trying to steal one of them!
This year was a good year!
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sayanora

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You are descibing MY avocados to an "A"!
They are "CREAMY", any like butter.
I'll save a "seedling" for you.
Just have to wait about 8 years to taste one.
After 8 years, I only got two the first year.
AND, I know, I know, but I caught a guy trying to steal one of them!
This year was a good year!
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Yup, you are one of the lucky few with a criollo tree.. It is biannual right? Gives a ton of avocados one year and very few the next?
 

Mauricio

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Yup, you are one of the lucky few with a criollo tree.. It is biannual right? Gives a ton of avocados one year and very few the next?
How do you identity a criollo tree. I don't have a tree but I do have a branch with many avocados this year (neighbors tree)
 

sayanora

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There are really quite a few varieties of criollos I think, the ones I know have bumpier and less shiny skin than the injertas. The easiest way to tell a criollo is the lack of water inside of the avocado, it is just straight creamy, no watery taste. The good avocados are never exported either I think maybe because of shelf life.. or actually , it might be that they need to mature on the tree, I've taken them off super underripe and they don't ripen off the tree properly.
 
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The best "criollo" avocados are the variety that has a long neck and purple skin as it ripens. The pulp is a very smooth, creamy consistency... think of a soft European cheese. These are highly sought after, and very hard to find.
 

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My father who lives in SD has an avocado tree in his backyard.It yields big,purple skin avocados when
ripen.The flesh is so creamy,not watery,it has a buttery texture,almost like a nutty flavor.
 

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Make a "boat" by cutting in half - and removing pit. Stuff with mi esposo's world famous chicken salad. Or if you can get the ham salad from Belgian Bakery in Cab. A meal in itself - to die for.
 

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Avocados is one of my favorite foods! They make living in DR are true pleasure. In the states they are expensive and not nearly as yummy?
 

Criss Colon

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"My Tree", here is SD, is now about 50 feet tall.
The avocados are soooo huge, almost "cantalope" size, and over a pound,that I fear someone could be killed if on fell from the top branches, onto their head!
That said, It's WORTH The RISK!
My father-in-law just came in with 3 more "beauties"!
The ones that are too high to pick with our looooooooooong pole with "fingers" just fall when they are ripe.
They sometimes split, but I don't love them for their beauty!
 

belgiank

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Got two of those trees in our yard. One very big one, and a small one. The small one hangs over our fence in an empty field. Each time they get stolen...

And what is the recipe for the worldfamous chicken salad?

BelgianK
 

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Make a "boat" by cutting in half - and removing pit. Stuff with mi esposo's world famous chicken salad. Or if you can get the ham salad from Belgian Bakery in Cab. A meal in itself - to die for.

Can you share your spouse's world famous chicken salad with the rest of us?:)
 

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"Belgian", .Dominican "LAW" is that if it "Hangs Outside" your yard, anyone can "borrow" it!!!!
I get LOTS of nice avocados that way!
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Mauricio

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"Belgian", .Dominican "LAW" is that if it "Hangs Outside" your yard, anyone can "borrow" it!!!!
I get LOTS of nice avocados that way!
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That's the only way I'm getting some....it's the first dominican law that makes sense to me...