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Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« on: November 02, 2022, 11:13:19 AM »
My top-worked to Kampong tree is holding its first fruit this year. They are distinctly pear-shaped as you can see in the photos - has anyone seen them like this before?




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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2022, 11:17:22 AM »
I have had some avocadoes that were supposedly "kampong" that looked like that.  This year I'm going to get a chance to try some that are from a tree that is definitely kampong, so I will respond here once I do.

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2022, 11:23:18 AM »
I have had some avocadoes that were supposedly "kampong" that looked like that.  This year I'm going to get a chance to try some that are from a tree that is definitely kampong, so I will respond here once I do.
Great please do. Do you know where the pear shaped Kampong came from? I can't remember where I got my budwood.

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 01:16:51 PM »
Very common in Hawaii and many parts of SE Asia

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2022, 02:41:05 PM »
Very common in Hawaii and many parts of SE Asia
Thank you for responding. Do you mean the variety is common in those places, or that the variety is commonly pear-shaped in those places?

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2022, 03:32:23 PM »
I have had some avocadoes that were supposedly "kampong" that looked like that.  This year I'm going to get a chance to try some that are from a tree that is definitely kampong, so I will respond here once I do.
Great please do. Do you know where the pear shaped Kampong came from? I can't remember where I got my budwood.

I purchased them from a farm called Siggi's in Miami.  I heard that he had the Kampong avocado and I wanted to try them so I purchased some from him.  This was several years ago.  I will be going to a different farm soon where the farmer is very detail oriented about the variety, I will try to post here with pictures of the "true kampong" and I will see if there's any pear shaped avocadoes on the tree as well.

Overall the flavor of the pear shaped kampongs I tried several years ago wasn't as amazing as I was expecting given how favorably it's discussed but I will also try to report back on the flavor.

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2022, 11:19:21 AM »
I'll be awaiting your comments! :)

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2022, 11:57:42 AM »
Hi, so the farmer said his kampong avocadoes were not ready yet and he is expecting them to be ready in Dec/Jan.  He didn't take me into the field today since he already had picked everything before my appointment.  I will respond as soon as I can but please remind me if I don't post back.

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2022, 05:17:27 PM »
Very common in Hawaii and many parts of SE Asia
Thank you for responding. Do you mean the variety is common in those places, or that the variety is commonly pear-shaped in those places?

The latter. There being many different types of avocados and many are pear-shaped

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2022, 10:45:37 AM »
Very common in Hawaii and many parts of SE Asia
Thank you for responding. Do you mean the variety is common in those places, or that the variety is commonly pear-shaped in those places?

The latter. There being many different types of avocados and many are pear-shaped

Of course, but are any of the pear-shaped types Kampong?

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2022, 03:59:36 PM »
This is my Kampong 2014


These are 2022




This from 2018

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2022, 06:40:07 PM »
This is my Kampong 2014


These are 2022




This from 2018


Definitely not pear-shaped. Do you have any idea what this might be that I have? I got the budwood from someone
in Florida but I can't remember who!

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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2022, 07:29:32 PM »
Kampong is not.
I agree. Can you slice a fruit  leave the seed in it and take a picture.

On a brighter note, most trees with ripening fruit at this time of the year in Florida, are really good. Many seedlings of Waldin around with excellent tasting fruit. Your profile mentions you are at 2700' elevation. That fruit may need more time. It can also be a Hall seedling. 
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Re: Kampong avocado pear shaped?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2022, 07:06:46 PM »
I'm going to wait a bit longer for this fruit but when I cut one open I'll for sure share the pics. How frustrating to wait three years thinking I had Kampong and not have it 😡. Carlos do you sell budwood, or would you? I don't know of a trustworthy source of this variety.

 

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