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Florida Avocados in Boston?

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avidaboa Sep 15, 2010 08:19 PM

Does anyone know if any stores in the Boston area sell Florida avocados? All I seem to find are California.

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    sinned61 Sep 16, 2010 07:35 AM

    please educate me, do these taste anything like the usual avacados in the stores? always wondered that....

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      hotoynoodle Sep 16, 2010 07:49 AM

      they have a higher water content and less concentrated flavor. they are much larger as well.

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        StriperGuy Sep 16, 2010 08:05 AM

        I love them and prefer them over the usual haas. I use the classic Caribbean prep of a drizzle of olive oil, some sweet onion (Vidalia ideally) black pepper and lemon. As Hottoynoodle suggests below they do have a much higher water content, and to my taste are fruitier and more complex as compared to Haas' richer buttery nutty notes.

        You can make a guac out of them, but because they have so much more water you are better off cubing the avocado with a knife instead of mashing...

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          sinned61 Sep 16, 2010 08:35 AM

          thanks for the replies

        2. PinchOfSalt Sep 16, 2010 07:31 AM

          I saw them a few days ago at Russo's.

          1. StriperGuy Sep 16, 2010 06:29 AM

            Key is to seek out latino grocery stores either in Allston, Cambridge, Eastie, JP, etc.

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              lergnom Sep 16, 2010 06:28 AM

              Market Basket in Somerville had an assortment on 9/15, both the large and the super large. Towards the back of the produce section.

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                johndory Sep 15, 2010 09:12 PM

                City Feed on Centre St. in JP occasionally has them. Enterprise Farm has a relationship with a Florida avocado grower whose avocados are distributed through the farm's winter CSA. I assume that City Feed, which a distribution point for the CSA, is selling the same avocados.

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                  hotoynoodle Sep 15, 2010 09:44 PM

                  they're a seasonal crop and that season has not yet begun. plus, they're simply not as popular as the haas. i've seen them more frequently in corner stores owned by central and south americans.

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                    alkapal Sep 16, 2010 02:32 AM

                    just noticed them in a mainstream grocery chain store in arlington, virginia.

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