Since coming to Mexico, I learned that there were two types of avocados; Hass and This One.
Since I started researching this Wordless Wednesday post*, I learned that there are a lot of different types of avocados.
As far as the people around here** are concerned, this variety is called “Chiapas”. It’s bigger than a Hass, is light green, has smooth and very thin skin and doesn’t taste as “fatty” as a Hass. They grow like weeds, much like apples in Canada but aren’t as popular as the Hass. Which is odd because avocados are a staple in the Mexicans diet and they’re cheaper than Hass avocados.
I tried the “Chiapas” avocados once. I found that they tasted really bland and the skin was so thin that I found it difficult to peel as tiny bits came off a little at a time. Turns out that people around here don’t even bother peeling them, they eat it like an apple with the skin on.***
And, just when I was going to ask you if you’re ever had a “Fuerte Avocados”, I realized that the avocados in the picture are starting to turn a purple colour and the ones I remember eating were totally green.
Can you Identify this Type of Avocado?
** Here being San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
*** I know some people that eat Kiwis with the skin on. No thanks.