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Thread: Florida Avocados

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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Kerby, OR
    Not to play the devil's advocate, but........
    I like the Florida Avocados. I grew up in Florida and ate a lot while living there.
    What I look for are the small to mid sized ones and dice them up before they are over ripe.
    When they get too ripe they are like tasteless mush.
    If you dice them up in a salad when ripe (soft but firm) that is when they are just right.
    I like them on pizza as well.

    Like tomatoes, if they are picked too early and then forced to ripen it kills the taste and texture.

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    Jul 2012
    Ghent, NY
    I won't buy them either - it's Hass, or nothing. Mr. Drinky - I would use that last one for target practice.

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    Senior Member Lucretia's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Give yourself a facial with it--they're supposed to be really good for your skin. Even better, mix up a facial and use it on halloween, and answer the door with guacamole face!
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    St. Paul, MN
    My wife suggested dropping it into a kid's halloween bag, but I will see how the facial idea flies with her

    Danny 'Zwiefel' Owen - 1971-2016 Moderator and Knife Knut for Eternity. RIP

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    Mar 2011
    Palm City, FL
    Don't like them either and much prefer the hass over the big bland Florida variety.

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    Jun 2011
    I suspect that in the third sub basement of stately Pensacola Tiger Manor, Rick has a secret laboratory. Pehaps he could bio engineer The Great Florida Avocado Blight and rid the world of this boil on the butt of the Sunshine State. I mean, what a service to humanity! "Hello, Nobel Committee?"

    Please excuse me while I go take my medication...

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    Mar 2012
    Just outside Tampa
    Anyone that uses Florida and basement in the same sentence has not lived here As for the Florida Avocado - I've lived here most of my life and while I have heard about good ones, I have never met one. No flavor, lousy texture but they are big...
    Older and wider..

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    Mar 2011
    Rockport, TX
    I hate those avocados. And that's coming from a guy who used to scrounge change in the car when Avocados were on sale to buy $7 worth and eat them all with a box of wheat thins.

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