Look, youre either going to be really into these avocados or find them strangely unsettling. Itll be one option or the other.
Whichever camp you fall into, you do have to acknowledge that these avocados are quite odd looking.
Theyre called long-neck avocados, or Pura Vida avocados, and have a strangely long section after the stone.
Miami Fruit, in Florida, grows the special avo breed, which can measure up to 3ft long.
Such big lads come at a high price – a single Pura Vida avocado can cost $47 (£39).
The farm sells the avocados in bulk depending on weight, starting at $47 (£39) for 3-6lb of fruit. How many avocados you get depends on how big they are, as theyre not uniform in size or weight. One avocado could weigh enough for that one box, meaning youd be paying that amount for one big bit of guacamole.
The biggest box contains 35-45lb of avo for $197 (£162).
Yep, the people who said millennials cant afford homes because they spaff all their money on avo toast might have been thinking of these fruits in particular.
Beyond their size, the long-neck avocados are much like any other avocado youll pick up from the nearest farmers market. Theyve got that lovely green exterior, theyll likely have an extremely brief window of ideal ripeness, and the farm says the flesh is thick, creamy, savoury, and slightly sweet. Sounds good to us.
We imagine that the neck bit is extremely satisfying to scoop out, too. They can grow straight for easy slicing potential, or curly, which makes them look slightly witchy.
Each avocado is around 18 inches on average, but they have been known to grow up to 3ft long.
The avocados arent a new phenomenon – Miami Fruit has been growing them for years – but everyones paying attention thanks to a proliferation of long-neck avo pics on Instagram.
We can understand why – the avocados look pretty impressive held up next to your head or arm for perspective.
Unfortunately if youre craving enough avocado to fill a baguette (just one long-neck one, we think, for a generous spread), youre out of luck. The Pura Vida avocados are only grown in southern Florida, so youre unlikely to find one in your nearest Sainsburys.
The good news is you can just stock up on lots of regular, large, or Read More – Source