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ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:09:23 PM »
Does anyone recognize this avocado variety? All fruits are shaped like eggplant (?), received them overripe, dark thin skin, very creamy flesh.


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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 02:57:02 PM »
Apparently it could be mexicola grande, with edible skin and all.
The only thing is, the harvest season is usually winter, and it's already May!
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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 06:09:03 PM »
I have this variety grafted and looks like I may have fruits for next season. Actually, my friend alleges he gets 2 crops on the gigantic mother tree, July and January respectively. Anyways, will see.
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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
I've seen that shape of avo before but don't remember name. Check out this site has pic's to!!
http://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/AvocadoVarieties/VarietyFrame.html

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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 08:16:44 PM »
That's an interesting looking avo.  We've got a few here that look somewhat similar but none that seems an exact match.  I have attached a link for Ken Love's "Big Island Avocados" -- http://bigislandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AvocadoPoster.jpg

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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 10:03:23 PM »
I think the shape is just an odd seedling thing. Other characteristics such as paper-thin edible skin speaks more about its origin.
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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 10:31:50 PM »
Most likely a seedling... Where did your friend get it?

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Re: ID help: eggplant shaped avocado?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 02:11:30 AM »
I assume it's a seedling tree.
Tree is gigantic. Very difficult to pick fruits from. Lots of fallen fruits when I visited my friend, and considering the thin skin its chances against squirrels are slim.
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