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Carla Avocado
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:01:14 AM »
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article218277040.html

Has anyone tasted this avocado?  The article says that Brooks Tropicals distributes it from February to early June.  Do you think it would grow well in South Florida?
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 02:51:16 PM »
I found it at Presidente Supermarket.  When it's ready to eat, I will comment on it.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 04:03:23 PM »
Also currently available at Publix if anyone else wants to try it.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 04:48:34 PM »
Just had a fe2 from Publix was delicious, from Dominican Republic.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 12:37:13 PM »




I sampled this avocado along with a Hass. It was a typical West Indian type avocado. Not outstanding in flavor, but not flavorless and watery either.  Soft and buttery in texture.  The Hass definitely had more flavor.  I wouldn’t say it was any better than, say, Simmonds or Choquette.  So the best thing it has going for it is that it ripens at this time of year--late winter/early spring.  Would that be the same for South Florida?  I don't know.  Is it worth the $2.75 to $3.00 price tag?  Not if I can buy five Hass avocados from Mexico for the same price.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 09:05:48 AM »
Here's another plus: does not turn brown when cut and refrigerated.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 10:33:39 AM »
We have them here at northgate Gonzalez markets and El Mambi in Glendale. Typical West Indies avocado a lot of water little oil.

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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 10:56:01 AM »
We have them here at northgate Gonzalez markets and El Mambi in Glendale. Typical West Indies avocado a lot of water little oil.
True.  Not much oil content.
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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
I found a Carla avocado at Aldi today ($1.89).  It’s a small one--next to a “large” Hass.  It's from AIOSA so it's the genuine patented real thing.  We'll see if it tastes any better than the previous one. 



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Re: Carla Avocado
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 02:01:30 PM »
The flavor of this one was the same as the first one.  Fine for eating out of hand.  Does not hold its own, gets lost in a salad.
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