Giant Avocado From Florida Sparks International Interest
MIAMI, FL - There are times when I’m walking through my grocery store and I see the avocado display, the prices that have now inflated, and sigh in dismay at the size before me, because I now have been introduced to something far greater. I’m talking about the long neck avocado. Miami Fruit shared a picture of its meter-long omega-rich fruit and the world over literally fell in love—just not with its price tag.
The organic and GMO-free variety garnered attention for the long neck uniquely known to this seedling variety. Predictably, the price tag—each 3-6 lb box costs $47—shocked me just as much as the avocado did itself. However, Miami Fruit stated that this seedling is not grown commercially and was originally native to Nicaragua, according to mitú.
To learn more about this behemoth of an avocado, visit Miami Fruit’s Instagram. For more exciting news in the produce world, keep reading ANUK.