You can now buy SEEDLESS avocados – but you’ll have to seek out country stalls or develop a green thumb if you want to enjoy one in Australia
- Seedless avocados are now available from producers across Australia
- The avocados are the result of unpollinated blossoms from the fuerte variant
- They are known as cocktail avocados and are sold direct from producers
- Those with a green thumb can also plant a tree and grow their own varieties
Seedless avocados that were once only available in exclusive markets across France and Spain are now popping up in fruit stores across Australia.
The seedless variants also have edible skins and grow when avocado blossoms are left unpollinated.
They used to be exclusively available out of orchards in Spain throughout December making them a novelty on the Australian market; they’re typically sold in rural roadside stores and are reported on by thrilled passers-by.
Seedless avocados that were once only available in exclusive markets across France and Spain are now popping up in fruit stores across Australia
The seedless variants also have edible skins and grow when avocado blossoms are left unpollinated
The excitement over the rare fruit has been taking off on Facebook where one woman posted a photo asking if the seedless avocados tasted any different.
‘My husband only likes the Hass variety. Are these similar in taste?’ she asked.
‘I didn’t know they existed,’ one woman said – noting the fruit looked much smaller than usual.
‘Although I would be down for a smaller avocado so I could use a whole one each time,’ she continued.
Others were thrilled for an easier option.
‘Great! That big brown thing takes forever to get out, where do I buy,’ one woman asked.
One woman did answer the question though.
‘Yes I have had them and yes they taste exactly the same,’ she said.
They used to be exclusively available out of orchards in Spain throughout December making them a novelty on the Australian market
The stoneless avocadoes look slightly different to a regular avocado because of their seedless centre.
They tend to be long and skinny like a cucumber rather than bell shaped like the traditional fruit.
The fruit first came on the Australian market in 2017 but has never become widely available.
They are mostly found at farmers markets and roadside stores.
But the tree they come from, the fuerte avocado tree, is widely available from nurseries.
These trees are popular because they do well in cooler climates.