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Old 04-20-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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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.

Same here, for blood and digestive reasons.


Damned one way, damned another.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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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.

LOL You can stop being surprised, because it's not true. But it IS hilarious. I can't remember a time when I didn't see them in supermarkets here.

Heck, I used to remove the pit to grow a plant--when I was in HS (uh in the '60s).
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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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.
Spoken like a true conservationist.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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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.
Yea, that is not even close to being true.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Yea, that is not even close to being true.
I will not question that. Avocados were just never on my radar or those of anyone I ever knew.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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My mom used to buy them when I was a kid growing up in Montreal...
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Avocados grow REALLY WELL in Hawaii. We have about thirty different kinds of avocado around here, makes those pitiful Hass avocados look ridiculous.


Avocado Varieties from March 08



http://bigislandnow.com/wp-content/u...cadoPoster.jpg


https://s649.photobucket.com/user/ho...ml?sort=3&o=16


That third link is the back yard avocados. Those are the Lehua variety from the tree in the back yard with an egg for size comparison. It wasn't a particularly special harvest that day, I just had the camera with me out in the yard.


HOWEVER, as part of NAFTA, I think it was - around the mid-nineties anyway, a trade agreement was signed with Mexico which made it ILLEGAL for avocados from Hawaii to be shipped to the mainland. So, we have all these lovely sustainably grown avocados here and we CAN NOT ship them to you. BY LAW! And we're supposed to be part of the United States they say.



We have loads of water, water is not a problem, we have lots of avocados, but lovely politicians are keeping you from enjoying them.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:11 PM
 
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I was fortunate to grow my own avocados in SoCal. They ripened on the tree and were delicious eaten only with the juice of a Mexican lime (also home grown), salt & pepper.

Any fruit that is commercially grown and artificially ripened, from apples to tomatoes, won’t taste as good.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have 3 avocado trees in my own backyard. I don’t even like eating avocados. Yeah, I’m part of the problem.
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Old Yesterday, 04:07 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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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?

Facial cancer in Tasmanian Devils.
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