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.
I actually thought there was only one kind lol.
Stephanie LaPlante recently posted…FunDayMental Friday
I’m with Stephanie… I’m lost after the one I usually see in stores.
Freda Mans recently posted…#Giveaway: Romwe Black Lace Blouse
We only get the Haas avocados in my town but I’d be willing to try any avocado. They are my favorite!
Hass are the best! The fatty goodness is what makes every dish they grace delicious! 😀
Is it Brogden?*
Safe journeys to the whole Zoo Crew!
*Must read all available literature.
Peady recently posted…Let’s get our “buts” in check, so we can get our “butts” in gear!
I have no idea what type it is. Let me know what you discover.
Sarah recently posted…LEGO Movie Crafts for Kids
I knew there were quite a few varieties. But I don’t care. Haven’ met an avocado yet that I actually like.
mommy oustide recently posted…Wordless Wednesday – Spring has Sprung w/linky
Nope 🙂 also thought there was only ONE kind 🙂
Hmm, never knew this! Interesting. I know avocados are very healthy for you, but i only use them in cooking or a dip!
Never knew there was more than one, but I love avocados!
I only thought there was one kind too. If I ever came across this one, I would think it a mango LOL
I’ve just discovered how delicious avocados are, so thanks for furthering my knowledge on the topic.
I wouldn’t be able to identify this as an avacodo, my daughter probably could
I’ve only ever seen Hass avocadoes before. I didn’t know there were so many varieties!
Don’t avocados picked fresh taste so good!!