We can’t get enough of avocados, and come feast or famine, we love their green goodness smashed on toast, whizzed in smoothies, mashed in our guacamole or sliced in salads. Now there’s a whole lot more to love with the giant Avozilla avocado entering the Aussie avo scene.
How big are giant avocados?
Grown in Queensland by the Groves family on their tropical fruit farm, the average Avozilla weighs in at a whopping 1.2kg (with the largest tipping the scales at a phenomenal 1.8kg) and it’s been reported that just one of these big boys will relieve you of about $12 – meaning hipsters can now kiss off any hopes of being able to afford an opal travel card, let alone a mortgage.
What do giant Avozilla avocados taste like?
According to Mr Groves, they’re quite buttery. “Often big fruit and vegetables don’t taste as good as the smaller ones but in this case, they really do, they are a very good eating fruit,” he said.
Surely giant avocados are genetically modified?
Actually no. They’re grown just like any other fruit or veg. Though as they’re so big and heavy on the tree, they need to be picked by hand to ensure they don’t get bruised.
So where can I get a giant Avozilla avocado?
Look out for it at your green grocer, but they are in very limited supplies as Groves Grown Tropical Fruits are the only grower in Australia who’ve harvested the Avozilla to date.
And if you’re lucky enough to score an Avozilla avo, maybe, just maybe there’ll be enough avocado flesh for you to smash out all three of these guacamoles. Get the recipes.
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