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Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
Anyone seen these around?  I read an article saying thry can get up to 3ft long.  They called it "pura vida" grown at a farm in Miami.  Other articles mentioned russel avocado but I think they are different?  If anyone knows where I can buy a few scions of pura vida let me know.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 02:36:20 PM »
lol. think I would remember seeing that

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 02:57:26 PM »
You should go visit their farm rob and grow some of these beauties. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 03:29:54 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 03:36:14 PM »
When hunting for new avocados, Campbell and Ledesma browse such outdoor markets in search of fruits with outstanding physical features. “We basically want trees that have unusual fruit—whether long, big, purple-skinned, without a seed, whatever,” Campbell explains.

If the local market lacks interesting fruits, Campbell and Ledesma may work a trick that has many times drawn great avocados out from hiding: They drive slowly through the dirt streets of a village and, using a bullhorn, invite all the locals to bring their homegrown avocados to a weekend fruit competition, at which the best avocado will win its owner a new bicycle, previously purchased at a local shop on the expedition’s expense account. A small crowd of locals, Campbell says, is almost sure to gather at the appointed place with samples of their backyard fruits.

The next step is tracing an interesting fruit back to the tree from which it was picked—an often challenging feat that may depend on the assistance of a local guide familiar with the region’s geography and its farmers. Even after the collector has pinpointed the location of a tree, another hurdle may be convincing its owner to allow branches to be cut. “They’re often worried that we’re trying to put them out of business or that they’ll lose their income if they give us any wood,” Campbell says. Sometimes, befriending locals in the village bar over several rounds of beer can do the trick. And to quell any lingering suspicions, Campbell usually provides written assurances of royalties on fruit sales should the tree ever become a cultivated commercial variety.

Through their many expeditions and negotiations, Campbell and Ledesma have brought some knockout avocados back to the Fairchild Garden. There is one they found in a backyard garden in Rivas, Nicaragua called the Pura Vida. The Pura Vida bears gourd-shaped fruits averaging 18 inches in length, with some growing as long as 3 feet. Then there’s the Juan Jose, an avocado Campbell and Ledesma found growing on a tree in Costa Rica and whose fruits contain no seed at all—just light, creamy flesh within a soft, green skin. Campbell and Ledesma dubbed another the “car wash avocado” after the rural outpost where they found the tree growing in Guatemala. Similarly, there are two “truck stop avocados,” each collected from a roadside truckers’ café in Guatemala.
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 06:28:43 PM »
I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 07:13:33 PM »
I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.

Thanks Oscar.  I will order some in spring. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 10:10:59 AM »
Oscar please put me down for PV Scions , I Belive Fairchild is the only place that has PV , I emailed them a while back asking to purchase a tree , seeds or scions , never herd from them .

Thanks Ed

I have a Wilson P Avocado from the mother tree in Perth Rico
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 04:15:50 PM »
I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.

Thanks for taking care of our thirst
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 05:59:14 PM »
Oscar please put me down for PV Scions , I Belive Fairchild is the only place that has PV , I emailed them a while back asking to purchase a tree , seeds or scions , never herd from them .

Thanks Ed

I have a Wilson P Avocado from the mother tree in Perth Rico

No problem, i probably should have enough scions for all forum members interested. Just waiting for the tree to get a little bigger.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 06:30:16 PM »
Brad, wow, thanks for bringing this variety to my attention! It looks like a looooooong Pinkerton.

Hello Oscar, that’s great news! Please add me to the PV scion list. Thank you sir.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 01:31:48 AM »
Please include me on that list for scions.

Can you tell us about the taste?

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 02:50:12 AM »
Please include me on that list for scions.

Can you tell us about the taste?
Tree has not fruited yet. Haven't gotten to taste them yet.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 11:43:44 AM »
Also interested in it’s seeds once they became available Oscar👍

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 07:09:46 PM »
Also interested in it’s seeds once they became available Oscar👍

Ed
Sure, but ofcourse there might be some variation from the seed. Probably shape will be same, but don't know if they will be monster sized like the mother plant?
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2019, 08:33:15 PM »
Wow Amazing! Looks like I need my avo seedlings to hurry up for grafting

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2019, 10:48:55 PM »
I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.

Thanks for taking care of our thirst
8)  I liked the shape and size of these myself when i first saw a photo!
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2019, 11:16:15 PM »
When hunting for new avocados, Campbell and Ledesma browse such outdoor markets in search of fruits with outstanding physical features. “We basically want trees that have unusual fruit—whether long, big, purple-skinned, without a seed, whatever,” Campbell explains.

If the local market lacks interesting fruits, Campbell and Ledesma may work a trick that has many times drawn great avocados out from hiding: They drive slowly through the dirt streets of a village and, using a bullhorn, invite all the locals to bring their homegrown avocados to a weekend fruit competition, at which the best avocado will win its owner a new bicycle, previously purchased at a local shop on the expedition’s expense account. A small crowd of locals, Campbell says, is almost sure to gather at the appointed place with samples of their backyard fruits.

The next step is tracing an interesting fruit back to the tree from which it was picked—an often challenging feat that may depend on the assistance of a local guide familiar with the region’s geography and its farmers. Even after the collector has pinpointed the location of a tree, another hurdle may be convincing its owner to allow branches to be cut. “They’re often worried that we’re trying to put them out of business or that they’ll lose their income if they give us any wood,” Campbell says. Sometimes, befriending locals in the village bar over several rounds of beer can do the trick. And to quell any lingering suspicions, Campbell usually provides written assurances of royalties on fruit sales should the tree ever become a cultivated commercial variety.

Through their many expeditions and negotiations, Campbell and Ledesma have brought some knockout avocados back to the Fairchild Garden. There is one they found in a backyard garden in Rivas, Nicaragua called the Pura Vida. The Pura Vida bears gourd-shaped fruits averaging 18 inches in length, with some growing as long as 3 feet. Then there’s the Juan Jose, an avocado Campbell and Ledesma found growing on a tree in Costa Rica and whose fruits contain no seed at all—just light, creamy flesh within a soft, green skin. Campbell and Ledesma dubbed another the “car wash avocado” after the rural outpost where they found the tree growing in Guatemala. Similarly, there are two “truck stop avocados,” each collected from a roadside truckers’ café in Guatemala.

Is anyone growing the seedless “Juan Jose”?  Wait...an avocado with NO seed?! Yes please!!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 11:44:26 PM »
When hunting for new avocados, Campbell and Ledesma browse such outdoor markets in search of fruits with outstanding physical features. “We basically want trees that have unusual fruit—whether long, big, purple-skinned, without a seed, whatever,” Campbell explains.

If the local market lacks interesting fruits, Campbell and Ledesma may work a trick that has many times drawn great avocados out from hiding: They drive slowly through the dirt streets of a village and, using a bullhorn, invite all the locals to bring their homegrown avocados to a weekend fruit competition, at which the best avocado will win its owner a new bicycle, previously purchased at a local shop on the expedition’s expense account. A small crowd of locals, Campbell says, is almost sure to gather at the appointed place with samples of their backyard fruits.

The next step is tracing an interesting fruit back to the tree from which it was picked—an often challenging feat that may depend on the assistance of a local guide familiar with the region’s geography and its farmers. Even after the collector has pinpointed the location of a tree, another hurdle may be convincing its owner to allow branches to be cut. “They’re often worried that we’re trying to put them out of business or that they’ll lose their income if they give us any wood,” Campbell says. Sometimes, befriending locals in the village bar over several rounds of beer can do the trick. And to quell any lingering suspicions, Campbell usually provides written assurances of royalties on fruit sales should the tree ever become a cultivated commercial variety.

Through their many expeditions and negotiations, Campbell and Ledesma have brought some knockout avocados back to the Fairchild Garden. There is one they found in a backyard garden in Rivas, Nicaragua called the Pura Vida. The Pura Vida bears gourd-shaped fruits averaging 18 inches in length, with some growing as long as 3 feet. Then there’s the Juan Jose, an avocado Campbell and Ledesma found growing on a tree in Costa Rica and whose fruits contain no seed at all—just light, creamy flesh within a soft, green skin. Campbell and Ledesma dubbed another the “car wash avocado” after the rural outpost where they found the tree growing in Guatemala. Similarly, there are two “truck stop avocados,” each collected from a roadside truckers’ café in Guatemala.

Is anyone growing the seedless “Juan Jose”?  Wait...an avocado with NO seed?! Yes please!!!
There was a cultivar in Brazil of avocado that was also seedless. I brought some scion wood back, but did not take.  :'(
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2019, 06:23:00 AM »
Isn't this the same variety like the Vietnamese 034? 

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2019, 06:32:09 AM »
I would love a scion as well:) Fascinating species! Thank you Oscar:):)

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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2019, 04:46:42 PM »
Hi Oscar,

I would appreciate a scion and seed/pit(s), if you're able.

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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2019, 08:39:47 PM »
Hi Oscar,

I would appreciate a scion and seed/pit(s), if you're able.

Should have scions available around mid November.
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I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.


Hello 👋 😊
I too would love to have some pura vida seed when yhey become available please 😊

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I have a Pura Vida tree. Scions should be available for sale in a few months.


Hello 👋 😊
I too would love to have some pura vida seed when yhey become available please 😊

I will post here when the tree starts fruiting. I'm guessing it will be at least one more year
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