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Q.Why type of avocado tree do I have?

Zone Houston Texas | Anonymous added on August 4, 2020 | Answered

I have a very large avocado tree that has small to mid size fruit that sets in the spring and begins to turn black at the begining of August. The fruit has a very smooth thin skin. They begin to ripen in late September and October. They are very tasty but the skin is so thin I do not know how to remove it properly. Can you tell what kind of tree i have? Any trick to remove the skin?

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Answered on August 6, 2020

There are too many varieties to know what kind you have but here is a trick to remove the fruit. One idea is to split the fruit in half by cutting around the seed in the middle, width-wise, not length-wise. Once the fruit is halved, slip a knife blade between the skin and the fruit all the way around to free the fruit from the skin. You may want to check with a culinary website for more tricks.
Here's an article you may enjoy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/tips-for-picking-avocados.htm

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