Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Monstrous 4-Pound ‘Avozilla’ Avocados Arrive In Australia

Can we all agree to leave avocados alone? They are not supposed to be seedless for the dolts who can’t figure out how to cut one without cutting themselves first. They’re not meant to hide your dumb engagement ring when you propose. And they’re certainly not meant to replace the medicine ball you do sit-ups with.

And while a kiddie pool of guacamole may seem like a dream come true, a four pound avocado? Really?

According to The Guardian, the “Avozilla” is being farmed in Queensland, weighs anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds, and is expected to sell for $12 each. And you thought avocado toast prices in the U.S. were a joke.

“There’s certainly a shock factor when you pick one up and they’re as big as your head,” Ian Groves, the farmer who grew these monsters, told Guardian Australia.

The enormous avocados originated from South Africa, landing in the U.K. in 2013. But Ian and the rest of the Groves family is the first to bring the Avozillas to Australia.

Speaking to The Guardian, Groves said the avocados taste similar to your average avocados, but the fruit is softer.

“I love them. We eat them at home all the time,” he said.

It’s likely the Groves family will have a  monopoly on the Avozillas for some time. As Groves explained, farms have to get permission from the South African company that owns the rights to the avocados before they can start planting them.

“A friend of ours is planting 2000 trees in Bundaberg probably this year, so we’re four years ahead of him. But I don’t know if growers will jump on board, they are such niche market.”


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