You can now buy SEEDLESS avocados, but you’ll have to look out for country stalls or develop a green thumb if you want to enjoy them in Australia
- Seedless avocados are now available from producers across Australia
- The avocados are the result of unpollinated blossoms of the fuerte variety
- They are known as cocktail avocados and are sold directly from producers
- Those with green fingers can also plant a tree and grow their own varieties
Seedless avocados, once only available in exclusive markets in France and Spain, are now popping up in fruit shops across Australia.
The seedless varieties also have an edible skin and will grow if the avocado blossoms are not pollinated.
They were available exclusively in orchards in Spain throughout December, making them a novelty in the Australian market; they are usually sold in country roadside shops and reported by excited passers-by.
Seedless avocados once only available in exclusive markets in France and Spain are now popping up in fruit shops across Australia
The seedless varieties also have an edible skin and will grow if avocado blossoms are not pollinated
Excitement over the rare fruit skyrocketed on Facebook, where a woman posted a photo asking if the seedless avocados tasted different.
“My husband only likes the Hass breed. Are these similar in taste?’ she asked.
“I didn’t know they existed,” said one woman, noting that the fruit looked much smaller than usual.
“Although I’d like to have a smaller avocado so I could use a whole one every time,” she continued.
Others raved about an easier option.
‘Very well! That big brown thing takes forever to get out, where do I buy,’ a woman asked.
One woman did answer the question.
“Yes I’ve had them and yes they taste exactly the same,” she said.
They were available exclusively in orchards in Spain throughout December, making them a novelty in the Australian market
The seedless avocados look slightly different from a normal avocado due to their seedless core.
They tend to be long and lean like a cucumber rather than bell-shaped like the traditional fruit.
The fruit first entered the Australian market in 2017, but it never became widely available.
They can usually be found at farmers markets and roadside shops.
But the tree they come from, the fuerte avocado tree, is widely available at nurseries.
These trees are popular because they do well in cooler climates.