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Old Yesterday, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thought somebody would like that.

Mexican food wasn't something that was really around in NJ until the 80s or 90s. (Hell, neither were Mexicans. I went to Texas to visit someone in 1982 and the locals were complaining about Mexicans, and we had never met any. That has now changed.)

But seriously, to me, an avocado doesn't taste like anything at all. It's just mushy green stuff.

To answer your question about what type of avocados I have had, I guess the answer would be "those bred to withstand long-distance shipping." Which would explain a lack of discernible flavor.

I'll take your word for it that it is different where they can be grown locally.
I'm in Jersey too and agree. It was a huge melting pot of Europeans but that has changed a lot. I also don't remember any kind of Mexican food until then.

I don't eat avocado's
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
 
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Some of y'all are getting some bad avocados.
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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But seriously, to me, an avocado doesn't taste like anything at all. It's just mushy green stuff. .
Good ones have a rich, nutty flavor.

In Hawaii, these trees grow like weeds. They are not heavy water users, nor expensive to grow. Actually, one of the very least expensive trees to grow as they seem to thrive without fertilizer or fuss.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
 
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In California, many farmers have taken out avocado trees and replaced them with table grapes. Grapes grow faster, use less water, and result in more profit than avocados. You wouldn't necessarily think so, given the price of avocados, but I heard these facts straight from an older vendor at the farmer's market who has been selling me avocados for years now. He doesn't have much competition at the farmer's market any more. Even here, the ones sold in the supermarket are generally coming from Mexico.

I am surprised to hear that avocados were not eaten on the East Coast until the 1990s. My brother has lived in New Jersey since the late 60s and he says they have always been available there. Avocados ship very well, actually, as they need at least several days off the tree before they ripen. Brother does agree that the Mexican food in NJ is not nearly as good or authentic as here, though, and that seems reasonable.
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Old Yesterday, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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OP, if you want to blame someone consider the man who brought this fruit to US-David Fairchild.

I for one am extremely grateful for his work.

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Explorer...81879813&psc=1
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I love avocados & their unique flavor. I think they can be pretty drought resistant too, as I knew a man in the Bay Area, who had one in his yard, he never watered it yet it still bore fruit, it depended on the winter rainfall. Of course for commercial farmers they probably need lots of water, but so does rice, which grows in water, rice paddies, & almonds etc.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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It sucks, but as long as our population numbers keep increasing the way they do, not much can be done. Unless we somehow find a way to "create" more water.

No problem.


The icebergs are melting.


Ain't you heard?
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Old Yesterday, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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If we close the Mexico border, there will be an avocado shortage within two weeks.
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Old Yesterday, 11:04 AM
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People seriously need to quit blaming things like avocado's and almonds. Before it was avocado's, they were harping about all the water used for almond tree's. The biggest waster of water is factory farming. So I will continue to eat my avocado's, almonds and all the fruits, nuts and veggies in the Universe and laugh at these stupid stories.
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Old Yesterday, 11:25 AM
 
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I eat one of those delicious fruits every day. I'm sorry to learn that I'm a major cause of environmental damage. And it might let me live longer and be more active-----more stress on the environment. And to think that I was under the delusion that I was benefiting Mother Nature with my living habits.
Nah. Nothing you do benefits the world or environment. There is literally no way you can live without causing harm. The best you can do is to cause as little as possible.


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Goodness, avocados are famous in Australia for being the supposed cause of the younger generations' problems in buying real estate. Now they are causing environmental disasters too. What other evils are attributed to them?
We need to update the Clue game! It was the millennials, all over the world, with the avocados!!


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So, since others kill the planet, it's ok that we do it too... That's your arguement.
Nope. You're missing the point entirely. They're saying this argument is the equivalent of having your arm cut off, then crying because you stubbed your toe.
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