When buying Avocados make sure you choose ones that still have a piece of the growing stem attached. Avocados which go off quickly, invariably start to rot at this site because they haven't been picked properly.
I got this tip from Anthony Worral Thompson when he was picking avocados on his farm in Spain.
If you want to save half an avocado, keep the stone in it, wrap in cling film and refrigerate.
Avocados are almost if not impossible to grow in my part of Scotland with the result they are very expensive.
I am right in thinking that you can buy avocados cheaply?
I like them, the DH can't handle them at all, but you have to remember we aren't having fresh avocados like you have available. They are really expensive here and we have to wait for them ripening or do the oven thing, which will never be the same as picking a ripe one of the tree. I do have a few avocado plants which I have grown from the large pips, but they are never going to fruit in my lifetime. I don't know why I bother, they don't even make an attractive plant. One thing I have noticed that any other plant within a 12" radius of one of my avocado plants never, ever seem to have any beastie or fungal problems.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!
Post by Chris in NM on Jun 15, 2009 16:24:28 GMT -6
Hi Sylvia, Yes our avocados are fairly inexpensive. We can't grow them here, though. Way too hot! And not humid enough. San Diego, CA grows some great ones! I doubt if there will ever be a fruit from one of your pits. They need a female and male to be able to produce fruit, I've been told. Enjoy when you can, though! We love them!