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Post 9861

Baron Grim

Oh, guacamole made from fresh avocados is absolutely delicious. My sister had an aversion to it when we were kids just because it's green. I finally convinced her to have a taste. I instantly regretted it as I never again got her serving and often had to guard my serving.


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Post 9862

ITIWBS

Sexing avocados.

The avocado is a dioecious tree. Male and female flowers are on separate plants.

The male avocado seed occurs in smaller proportion than the female and is usually markedly smaller than the more robust female seed.

The flavor of the male avocado is stronger and gamier than the female.

This is actually due to androgen profactors.




I hated avocado the first time I tried one.

I quickly acquired the taste, not least on account of having an extraordinily robust female and a rather spindly male in the back yard.




I often sliver the half avocado into quarter inch slivers, making quarter inch cuts lengthwise and cross wise, then scoop it out of the hull with a large spoon for a cold topping on a hot stew.


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Post 9863

Pink Paisley



I started off SO unlikely that nothing would have made it MORE unlikely.

PP.


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Post 9864

ITIWBS

Seemed to me that useless facts was an appropriate thread for remaks on avocado gender.

This is not, by the by, a put on.

There isn't, so far as I know any practical way of telling the two genders apart at the green grocers stall, though one can distinguish between them without cutting by means of a specific gravity test or an ultrasound test.

There are probably also ways of doing it on a basis of scent though I doubt many human beings have a sense of smell sensitive enough.

Finally, the point of androgen profactors in the male avocado, something most people can readily taste, may account for the Aztec or Nahuatl name.

Rather gamy flavored, like a buck season haunch of venison, though not quite that strong.

I always plant my avocado seeds.

Eventually I may get some that can survive the local summer.


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Post 9865

ITIWBS

Seemed to me that useless facts was an appropriate thread for remaks on avocado gender.

This is not, by the by, a put on.

There isn't, so far as I know any practical way of telling the two genders apart at the green grocers stall, though one can distinguish between them without cutting by means of a specific gravity test or an ultrasound test.

There are probably also ways of doing it on a basis of scent though I doubt many human beings have a sense of smell sensitive enough.

Finally, the point of androgen profactors in the male avocado, something most people can readily taste, may account for the Aztec or Nahuatl name.

Rather gamy flavored, like a buck season haunch of venison, though not quite that strong.

I always plant my avocado seeds.

Eventually I may get some that can survive the local summer.




Dried avocado is hard to find.

Climates hot and dry enough to allow of the fruit being dried successfully close enough to climate zones where the fruit trees do well to make drying avocado practical are moderately unusual.

Dried avocado is so rich in vitamin E oil it'll leave oily stains on one's fingers, strongly nutty, almost meaty flavor.


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Post 9866

Baron Grim

A single strand of spaghetti is a spaghetto.


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