Avocado

also known as: Alligator pear

Season

Typically July thru October.

Uses

Florida Avocados have less oil than the Hass avocado grown in California or Mexico. They are excellent sliced fresh in salads. For guacamole the Tonnage variety is recommended.

How to Buy

  • Farm Stand - sold by the piece
  • Online store - Small boxes available for delivery

Storage and Ripening

Avocados will be soft to the touch when ripe. They should be stored at room temperature until they are ripe and ready to eat. Once ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for about one week.

Cultivars

  •     Dupuis- July
  •     Bernecker- August
  •     Tonnage - September  
  •     Black Prince - October/November
  •     Marcus Pumpkin - October/November (by request only)
  •     Choquette - October/November

Nutrition

Avocado is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C. Low in Cholesterol and Sodium. One cup of Florida avocado (230g) has 276 calories and 23g fat.