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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2020, 03:47:25 PM »
I got 3 out of 4 trees to take with your scions oscar.  Been babying them under grow lights inddors since its 100F and humidity is under 20% here.

I will have 1 or 2 trees for sale in a couple months if anyone in San Diego wants one.  Don't have use for 3 of these trees. 

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2020, 04:21:34 PM »
My neighbor has this tree.

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2020, 05:30:55 PM »
Holly guacamole. Sign me up for one of those Brad. Any word on how it tastes? Definitely a secondary consideration.😂

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2020, 05:47:45 PM »
I believe pura vida avocado was a sport from Russell avocado . I'm not willing to pay $47
box for avocados only to get a mutated avocado . The story about it can found https://miamifruit.org/products/longneck-avocado .

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2020, 06:53:32 PM »
Im not sure its a russell sport at least this is the info I found on it.

"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."

No idea how it tastes, just growing it for the novalty. 
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« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2020, 07:44:09 PM »
My mother is from Nicaragua and know good amount of rare fruit trees but never heard of pura vida avocado . Maybe I should try find some family members to see if they know it ?

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2020, 07:55:39 PM »
Ok, you can investigate it and make sure Dr Campbell isn't making this stuff up. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2020, 07:55:45 PM »
Spaugh I pm you about Scion wood . I'm looking for some cultivars not easily found in Florida . I got one supposed to be Duke 7 🥑 once it starts fruiting I might know for sure . I do have super Hass 🥑 . I'm thinking about maybe make new hybrid in the future .

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2020, 10:12:41 PM »
I got 3 out of 4 trees to take with your scions oscar.  Been babying them under grow lights inddors since its 100F and humidity is under 20% here.

I will have 1 or 2 trees for sale in a couple months if anyone in San Diego wants one.  Don't have use for 3 of these trees.
Great to hear!
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2020, 10:17:57 PM »
Ok, you can investigate it and make sure Dr Campbell isn't making this stuff up.
Hahaha, you're funny Spaugh. You know that Campbell is not making this up! But it's quite possible that he or Noris Ledesma named it. It's a backyard tree, so doubt many people in Nicaragua know it.
The other story of Pura Vida being a seedling of Russell is the made up story. I'm guessing that came about because the avocado that Miami fruit company is selling is really a Russell, not a Pura Vida.
I hope my Pura Vida tree fruits soon, and will give taste report. It flowered already once but dropped the flowers.  :'(
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2020, 10:47:12 PM »
I decided to delete it because I don't want make someone mad .
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2020, 11:12:43 PM »
I decided to delete it because I don't want make someone mad .
I'm glad you brought this topic up actually. Someone on FB groups, maybe you, is making same claims? I think Miami Fruit has misidentified their fruit. But let's see a photo that can prove they have the real deal? BTW the Pura Vida avocado is at least twice as long as the avocado in their photos, which i believe to be Russell's.
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« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2020, 11:19:17 PM »
I decided to delete it because I don't want make someone mad .
I'm glad you brought this topic up actually. Someone on FB groups, maybe you, is making same claims? I think Miami Fruit has misidentified their fruit. But let's see a photo that can prove they have the real deal? BTW the Pura Vida avocado is at least twice as long as the avocado in their photos, which i believe to be Russell's.
I really don't like Facebook only used it trying get some dragon fruit cuttings but they didn't respond until I posted pics all the cuttings I got from spaugh . Then never used it again 😂 🤣

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2020, 12:32:25 AM »
My neighbor has this tree. He told me he brought it over from Cuba. It currently has a lot of fruit on it. Next time I drop by Iíll get some photos. I grafted a couple of branches and they took.
Donít rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2020, 12:38:49 AM »
This tree is starting to sound like the blue java banana.

Tommy if you can get me a couple scions off your neighbors tree I would be happy to pay and try and grow that one out as well.
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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2020, 02:23:42 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.




Photo credit to @miamifruit. Www.miamifruit.org

They originally posted pictures of this that went viral on social media.


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Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2020, 12:07:15 AM »
Nice photo, that's the photo i've seen before. But i don't think that is a Pura Vida avocado. If it is, then it's a very small one. I'm guessing that is a Russel avocado. And i'm also guessing that is why people think it's a "seedling of Russell".
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