Farmers Are Now Selling Avocados That Weigh 4 Pounds Each
Sep 4th, 2019
Avocado is now becoming a ‘thing’ especially to those who love avocado toasts. Who can say no to avocado? You can put it in just about anything! From eggs to salads, and even on your morning toast. This fruit has the versatility that you cannot find in other fruits.
Avocado is a great source of Vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. It also contains riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, and magnesium. Other than that, this fruit can also provide lutein, beta-carotene, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. This is also good for those who are on a diet because almost all of its calories come from fat.
Was there a day that you wished avocados are bigger? Sometimes one avocado is not enough. If this is what you are looking for, then you should know that someone out there is growing them!
The avocado is an evergreen tree and is part of the Lauraceae family. Farmers who grow them surely earn a lot from this versatile fruit. In Australia, you can find here probably the biggest avocados in the world.
They are called the “Avozillas!”
These avozillas weigh around 3-pounds. This means that they are the size of four regular-sized avocados! You can get them for around A$12 ($9) each. The Guardian Australia revealed that these avozillas taste like regular avocados. The only difference is that they are a bit softer compared to the regular ones. This avozillas is the love child of the West Indian and the Guatemalan variety.
Originally, these enormous avocados come from South Africa. However, there is a farming family in Queensland who are also growing them.
Farmer David Groves and his family are the ones who grow the Avozillas. Groves said, “They’re massive fruit… quite a lot larger than your average avocado.” He added, “There is a nursery we buy different trees off and when we were planting a bunch of avocados 10 years ago they gave us one as a trial.
And after about four or five years, we tried a few of the fruit and thought we’d give them a go. So we planted a small block of about just under 400 trees. They’re coming up to about four years and this is their first production.”
They have a total of 400 avocado trees while there are 2,000 more planted by other farmers in Bundaberg. They are sure that these giant avocados will be making the headlines as soon as they become available in the market. They are surely going to be a big hit but they have yet to hit the grocery stores because supply cannot meet the demand.
But right now, you can already find them in specialty stores in Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
Groves reassures the avocado lovers that the increase in size doesn’t mean that it will affect the flavor or the creaminess that we love in regular avocados. He said, “I’m pleased to say they’re just as buttery as a Shepard or a Hass. Keep buying avocados, they’re very healthy and very tasty.”
Avocado instantly became a global hit for the past couple of years. This is why these giant avocados are surely what everyone has been looking for. Groves is hoping that people will continue to support the avocado industry, whether they buy regular-sized or the gigantic ones.