Mini-Avocado? What exactly is it?
Shopping today I saw "mini avocados" advertised for the first time. They were definitely avocados but more in the size of a date than a normal avocado.
Is there anything of interest with a mini avocado? Is it just a genetically modified curiosity? Is there any worth in trying them?
maybe just another variety just like the Hass or the Fuerte ?
It can be fun to use as a finger food container :
Prepare a shrimp and avocado salad and in empty half shell, put some of the salad and people can eat them out of the shell.
all modern agricultural crops have been genetically-modified in some way. for flavor, yield, better suitability for different climates, greater sturdiness for shipping, size, etc. man has been making veggie and grain hybrids since he started farming. that doesn't make them the same as the monsanto-monster food that is now round-up ready or sterile.
There are a lot of different avocado cultivars: I've seen huge round smooth-skinned ones in Hawai'i, and small, round, thin-skinned Mexicolas that you eat whole, skin and all. Back before Haas became such a big crop in California, just about the only ones you'd see back East were Fuertes. "Bacon" is one of the smaller cultivars: I've never seen it available commercially, though.
All the cultivars are genetically modified, but it's done the old-fashioned way, but chancing upon a mutation with a desireable quaility and encouraging it.