Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: FLA Avocado identity needed  (Read 1561 times)

FloridaGreenMan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1400
  • Coral Springs FL Zone 10B
    • View Profile
FLA Avocado identity needed
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:09:21 PM »
A few days ago a friend from work gave me a few local avocados that were incredible. Great taste, maybe one of the best Florida avocados that I have tasted in a long time. I am a big Choquette fan but this one is even better.  The seed is rather large but that's OK. Anybody have any idea which cultivar this might be?   It possibly could be a seedling too.
       

FloridaGreenMan

Tropicalgrower89

  • Zone 10b, Florida
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1561
    • Pembroke Pines, FL, 33024, 10b
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 08:29:05 PM »
Might be a random no-name seedling avocado, unless it's a Marcus. The Marcus or the Tower 2 seems to be the closest match in the pine island avocado variety viewer.

http://www.tropicalfruitnursery.com/avocado-viewer/pages/Marcus.htm

http://www.tropicalfruitnursery.com/avocado-viewer/pages/Tower2.htm
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 08:31:35 PM by Tropicalgrower89 »
Alexi

HMHausman

  • Mod Emeritus
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3367
    • USA, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, Zone 10B
    • View Profile
    • Pines Ticket Defense, LLC
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:14:34 PM »
I'm going with a seedling.
Harry
Fort Lauderdale, FL 
USA

BMc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1740
  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 09:16:38 PM »
With a seed that size it would have to be a seedling. But as long as it tastes good - thats all that matters.

FloridaGreenMan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1400
  • Coral Springs FL Zone 10B
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 09:16:44 PM »
They are too small to be Marcus Pumpkin. 
FloridaGreenMan

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8588
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 09:40:31 PM »
Definitely not a Marcus.  Shape is wring, size is wring and Marcus have slight "ribbibg" like a pumpkin on the outside.

With that being said, i am also gonna go with a seedling.
- Rob

johnb51

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2806
    • USA Coconut Creek, FL Zone 10b
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 09:55:25 PM »
Although it doesn't look like Lula, Lula does have a huge seed like that one and better flavor than Choquette.
John

bsbullie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8588
    • USA, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, Zone 10a
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 10:03:42 PM »
Not only is shape wayboff for Lula butbflesh color is wayboff too.  I have seen a supposed Lula seedling tree and the shape of the fruit was similar to Lula however it did not contain the exterior skin texture of Lula.
- Rob

CTMIAMI

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1670
    • View Profile
Re: FLA Avocado identity needed
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 10:26:04 PM »
Looks like a Waldin or Waldin seedling. They hang in the tree to November so they are in time. The seed is larger but I have noticed this year a lot of large seeds in my Catalinas.  Waldins are not know for their taste. Its more of the ideal root stock. It is actually exported to other countries now to use as root stock for Hass in places where well water is high in sodium.  Save the seed.


Carlos
www.myavocadotrees.com
zone 10a Miami-Dade County

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers