Avocado varieties

Avocado varieties

Avocados have become one of the most consumed foods in recent years. Its properties, and the benefits it offers on many levels, have led more than one to include it in their diet. But, did you know that there are different varieties of avocado?

If you want to know about them, which is the best of all and how to differentiate themDo not stop reading what we have prepared for you.

How many varieties of avocado are there?

Naming each and every one of the avocado varieties is not easy. And there are more than 400 varieties of this in the world.

Yes, as you read. There are over 400 different avocados. Some are as small as a plum, while others are so large that each piece is capable of weighing two kilos.

As for its shape, almost all of them have a pear shape, but there are some that are round, and others look more like an amorphous cucumber.

Also its pulp changes, from a yellow color to an intense green. And not precisely because they are not ripe. For its part, the skin goes from a deep green to a black, but do not be fooled by its cover, because the flavor can be sweeter in the black than in the green. Or otherwise.

However, despite the fact that there are so many types of avocados to choose from, the truth is that only a dozen varieties can be found in Spain. The rest are very difficult to obtain unless you travel to the countries where they are most produced, such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, China or even Israel.

What is the most popular avocado in the world

What is the most popular avocado in the world

To this question, the answer is easy. This is the Hass avocado, one of the best known and famous in Spain, but which is also marketed and consumed a lot in other countries. As this is the variety that is collected throughout the year, it is the most used to supply the markets. It is also said that it is the tastiest and that it does not have fiber, so you can take advantage of much more.

Although it is not the only one as we have seen.

What is the richest avocado in the world

What is the richest avocado in the world

In this case, everything differs according to taste. There are some who say that the best in the world is the Hass variety It offers a mild flavor with some hints of walnut. Others go to Reed variety, which has a very good quality pulp and an exquisite flavor, with some nuances of walnuts (as with the previous one).

Really, and as seen in the production of avocados, it is the Mexicans who have the label of “best in the world”. Those avocados produced in Mexico are of the best quality and highly appreciated throughout the world. Reason why it is the country that has the most production as well as exports (to give you an idea, just over 90% of the avocados in the United States come from Mexico.

Get to know some of the varieties of avocado

Get to know some of the varieties of avocado

Although we are not going to name the more than 400 types of avocados that there are, we do want to tell you which are the best known and most appreciated. Some that you have surely eaten.

Hass avocado

As we have told you, it is the variety most common you will find in Spain, as well as in other parts of the world. It is characterized by its rough, dark green skin. Actually, on the tree it starts out green, then, as it matures, it turns purple and finally, when it is there, its skin is almost black.

Speaking of it, it's medium to thick, and has a rough texture. Each avocado of this type usually weighs between 200 and 300 grams.

Pinkerton

It is very possible that you have not heard of him, and it is understandable. It is only exported in the months of February and March, and there is only one country that grows it: Israel.

It is a variety that has a rough skin and a good flavor. But we cannot give you more information about it.

Avocado Bacon

Of Californian origin (although it is also grown in Spain), it is one of the varieties of avocado that is only enjoyed from autumn to spring.

It differs from the others in its skin, which is not rough but smooth. It is green with some shades of yellow. and its flavor is much milder than in other varieties.

It can weigh about 198-340 grams.

dwarf avocados

These, unless you go to France, you will not know them. It is a seedless fruit (as usual in avocados) and that you eat the whole inside.

Avocado Lamb Hass

This is a hybrid of the Hass avocado, so its taste and shape is very similar to this one. The only difference is that tolerates much less favorable climatic conditions, allowing cultivation in more countries. In fact, it is grown in the Valencian Community and in Malaga.

carmen hass

Another hybrid of the Hass variety, but with more flavor. As well It is grown in Malaga and its pear-like shape, with roughness and a color that seems black.

Strong Avocado

It is a variety that gives elongated avocados. It is one of the most appreciated and it is because the skin can be easily separated from the pulp.

In fact, in the United States, a few years ago, it was the favorite of many.

ettinger

In this case it is an avocado that has a very, very thin skin and an intense green color. It is medium and its meat is usually yellowish.

It is mostly used for smoothies, but also to make an avocado butter.

Reed

It is one of the largest avocados there can be. It is round and green color, and can reach 500 grams. In fact, there is a specimen that was registered in Hawaii by the Guinness Book of Records that weighed 2,5 kilos, with a size greater than that of an adult's head.

Yes, for them to mature, they need to remain on the tree for more than a year.

Now it's your turn to try the different varieties of avocado. Which ones have you eaten already?


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