[NAFEX] Re: Avocado with Edible Skin Makes Its Debut
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Jun 16 16:57:56 EDT 2005
Mexicola avos I suspect this is a cultivar have thin, edible skins, and
dont seem to need any spraying.
Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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Subject: [NAFEX] Re: Avocado with Edible Skin Makes Its Debut
A thin-skinned avocado might be bad news. Just last night at dinner, I was
told that avocados need little spraying because their thick skin excludes
pests. Hence, if you like to avoid pesticides either organic or
conventional avocados are safe to consume. Of course, living north I do not
know this to be true.
"Brungardt, Sam" wrote:
Members in the southernmost zones may find this of interest. -- Sam
Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
15. June 2005
(from The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Avocado with Edible Skin Makes Its Debut
By Louise Barnett, PA Consumer Affairs Correspondent
An avocado with smooth, black edible skin hit UK shops this week.
Called the Midnight Avocado, it has a fifth less oil than the popular Hass
variety which means it contains fewer calories.
The fruits skin is less than half the thickness of other varieties of
avocado. At just 0.2 mm thick, it has a mild aniseed flavour and is soft
enough to eat.
The Midnight Avocado is grown in the Quinta region of Chile and is exported
to Britain by air to protect its delicate skin.
Marks & Spencer fruit buyer Peter Ireland said: The new Midnight Avocado
looks appetising thanks to the contrast of the silky, black skin with the
green flesh. Its very easy to prepare and has a delicious, nutty taste.
Midnight Avocados went on sale in M&S stores this week priced at £1.99 for
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