Avocado

Persea Americana.

Avocados are botanically classified as Persea Americana.

About Avocados

Avocados are available from February to August and Kienyeji year all-round. Their essential health benefits include:

  • – Improving digestion, skin improvement and protection against cancer
  • – They are great source of vitamin C, E, K and b-6, magnesium and potassium.
  • – Avocados also provide omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotenoid called lutein for eye good sights
  • – Lower cholesterol level
  • – Repairs damaged hair
  • – Add unique flavors to salads and well known guacamole
The Avocado

Varieties:

Hass Avocados

Hass avocado is a cultivar of avocado with dark green colored, bumpy skin. When ripe, the skin becomes a dark purplish black and yields gentle pressure. It has long shelf life due to its husky thick skin. The flesh closet to the skin is pale green color and as it nears the central pit it develops a rich creamy yellow tone and softer, oil rich texture.

Owing to its taste, shelf life and high growing yield, hass is the most commercially popular avocado.

Packaged in 4kgs and 10 kgs depending on their sizes.

Its recommended storage temperatures are 5 degrees Celsius.

Fuerte Avocados

Fuerte avocado is a tropical fruit green in color both when raw and ripe, oval in shape. It has smooth, thin skin that peels easily with pale yellow flesh.  It’s is oily, creamy-buttery flavor. The fruit yields gentle pressure when ripe. Fuerte avocado is considered as the best testing avocado.

Fuerte avocados unlike other fruits does not ripen on the tree, they instead begin to ripen once harvested.

Packaged in 4kgs and 10 kgs depending on their sizes.

Its recommended storage temperatures are 5 degrees Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius

It has shelf life of 50 days

Jumbo Avocados

Jumbo avocados are green in color when raw and they have smooth shiny skin. They turn blackish when ripe. Jumbo avocados are normally very large in size and have large yellow creamy flesh.

This variety of avocados is available throughout the year in Kenya.