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jlohr

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purple flesh avocado
« on: October 01, 2019, 08:40:44 PM »
I came across an avocado tree on my property that has purple fleshed fruit.  Not the best tasting but very unique.  Any idea why this is?

 




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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 04:20:36 AM »
That is peculiar.
Any chance you would like to distribute cuttings?

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 05:04:21 AM »
This is totally unique. I can't say I've ever seen or heard of this.

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 09:27:30 AM »
I have "Purple Haze" avocado that does produce some purple color, but it is just around the seed cavity.  Wonder if purple is a common characteristic for some avocados.  The Purple Haze fruit is decent eating, but nothing special except the purple tinge. How does the Belize purple fruit taste?

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »
The flavor of this avocado is bland and watery side so definitely not the best.  I just collected a bunch more from the tree so will try the taste again when these ripen. 
Its a decent sized tree so can send scions just not sure they'd be viable after a week or so in the mail.     

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 05:45:51 AM »
Are all the fruit like that?

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 05:57:38 AM »
It would be interesting to see if this Avocado has different nutritional qualities to a standard Avocado. For example purple carrots have more antioxidants than orange carrots.

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 09:43:28 AM »
Hi jlohr, I have sent avocado scions through the mail that have spent 12-14 days and they where just fine.   Regards   Patrick

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2019, 09:55:12 AM »
Looks like beetroot mousse
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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 02:19:16 PM »
These last 10 avocados I collected from this tree had a much better flavor and were richer than the first couple I collected and they are still all purple fleshed.  I'm wondering if the first few I collected were slightly immature. 
If anyone wants scions I am happy to trade a few for either mango or other avocado scions.  I just need some tips on how to collect and package in order to mail them out.     

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 03:07:02 PM »
Here's a picture of the tree/ fruit.





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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 07:13:54 PM »
What color does the inside turn when it oxidizes?

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Re: purple flesh avocado
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 10:23:53 AM »
These last 10 avocados I collected from this tree had a much better flavor and were richer than the first couple I collected and they are still all purple fleshed.  I'm wondering if the first few I collected were slightly immature. 
If anyone wants scions I am happy to trade a few for either mango or other avocado scions.  I just need some tips on how to collect and package in order to mail them out.   Hi jlohr I would like to try a trade with you. I am sending you a p.m.   

 

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