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The Ultimate Avocado

October 6, 2011

Just when you thought an avocado couldn’t get any better, BEHOLD!  The Reed Avocado.

Think of all the things you love about a regular avocado, and take it to the next level…

  • The Reed avocado is the size of a softball, super creamy, smooth, and buttery.
  • Not only are Reed avocados difficult to find because their growing season is very short, but finding them organic is almost impossible.
  • The Reed avocado stays green on the outside, and it’s ripe when it’s soft to the touch, not when it turns dark.
  • The Reed avocado doesn’t brown as quickly as its cousin, the more common Haas avocado.
  • Unlike the Haas avocado, the Reed doesn’t need lime juice and cilantro and all those fancy embellishments.  The reed stands alone.  All you need is a sprinkle of sea salt and a spoon to scoop out its creamy goodness.

If you absolutely must fancy them up, here are a few recipe ideas. But first try them plain – trust us!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2011 9:47 am

    Ooh – thanks for the post – I’d never heard of a Reed before. Interesting!

  2. October 6, 2011 10:01 am

    What a fun photo of a Reed avocado! We grow them on our family farm in San Diego county. You are correct…there’s nothing like a good Reed, and they are only available in the late summer/early fall. We love them sliced on top of a hearty soup!

  3. October 6, 2011 11:26 am

    I’ve never heard of this… I shall try and find myself one.

  4. Solotrk permalink
    December 16, 2012 8:26 pm

    I found them wild while living in Hawaii 10 years ago

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