Avocado Varieties

HASS AVOCADO

Hass avocados are oval in shape with a 'pebbly' textured skin and when ripe will yield to slight pressure on the top of the fruit and will have changed to a dark purple like colour.  

 

The flesh has a creamy texture with a slightly nutty taste. It is easy to scoop the ripe flesh out of the skin of half an avocado making it a quick and convenient snack food.  

SHEPARD AVOCADO

Shepard avocados are ovoid to "pear-ish" in shape. The skin is green, thin and waxy which makes peeling the skin away from the flesh easy when the fruit it ripe. The flesh has a soft, creamy, rich texture when ripe. Unlike Hass avocados, Shepard avocados do not change colour as they ripen.

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Another good indication of fruit ripeness is that the fruit stalk comes off easily when the fruit is ripe. 

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