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Joshua

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corona avocado
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:28:53 AM »
I recently have come across some new avo varieties and have found my new favourite the corona. does anyone know the parentage? it seems much like a sharewill which was bred up there but better flavour. I'm working on an avo farm in tambourine with 16 different varieties. I'm.yet to try a bacon avo. if there is anyone in Aus who can mail me one I'd love that.
I also took some video of the tree and fruit. https://youtu.be/9z2uhU6BnEo


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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:49:13 AM »
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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 11:13:15 AM »
Thanks for posting video of Corona tree very nice Joshua. Has any body come across this variety in Ca.or the US. Would be interested in getting some scion wood of this variety!! 8)

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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 01:39:10 AM »
Curious to me to hear these positive things about Corona because I got one at the Carpinteria farmers market last summer (end of July) from a guy selling some uncommon avocado varieties and I found that Corona didn't taste very good; it tasted overly mature. I recognize that I shouldn't have judged it strongly based on that single fruit tasting though. This summer I also went to the Carp. farmers market looking for that guy, but he wasn't there.

If the info at the UCR database is right and it originated near Goleta, then someone in the Santa Barbara and Carpinteria areas might still have some Corona trees.
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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 01:43:39 AM »
Joshua,
By the way, the Corona I tasted in Carpinteria looked just like the ones in your photo and video. I wrote in my notes at the time, "shape like Fuerte but lighter green skin, seed pointy like Zutano."
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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 08:28:05 AM »
yes definitely a pointy seed and very similar to fuerte flesh and skin though visually seems to have lots more yellow dots on skin and the thicker neck

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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 05:11:32 PM »
Joshua...... pm sent.......Mike

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Re: corona avocado
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 10:30:02 AM »
If anyone finds a tree in California, please let us know.
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