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The best avocado I've tasted to date

Postby Axel » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:32 am

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A friend of mine brought me some "Bony Doon" avocados last weekend. The first one of these ripened yesterday, and now I understand how this avocado won the taste test over all the top Southern California grown avocados.

The flesh was creamy, and super delicious, nutty, well flavored. There is no avocado that is as good as this one. The only drawback of this avocado is that it is relatively small, about half the size of a Hass. The seed to flesh ratio is excellent, though, as the seed is relatively small. So it's an excellent backyard avocado.

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Postby ThaJuicyJuice » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:58 am

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Wow! Do you know where I could get one to graft onto my existing tree?

Re: The best avocado I've tasted to date

Postby Axel » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:18 pm

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I could go to the tree, and cut some wood, but I am behind on sending several packages out. Ping me again in a couple of weeks, and I can send you some.

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Postby ThaJuicyJuice » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:36 pm

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Thank you for your offer, and I will definitely take you up on that.

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Postby Gringo Bob » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:07 pm

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Have any of you tried the Hawaiian variety avocado named Kahuluu (sp?)?
Grafted seedlings are now available here in Costa Rica and the fruit is supposed to be "gourmet" ...Sounds tempting, but I've never tried one !

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Postby Ethan » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:53 pm

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Except for the size, Bony Doon sounds great, I wonder if the tree is prolific? So far Kona/Sharwill and a large glossy green unnamed variety we ate while in Puerto Rico are the best I've tasted.

-Ethan

Re: The best avocado I've tasted to date

Postby wbutler » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:39 am

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Hi Axel

Is this Bony Doon a mex. or guat. type tree? Just curious.

William Visalia Ca

... cross?

Postby DavidInAmity » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:29 am

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William,

Apparently it is a cross of Mexican and Guatemalean:

http://www.epicenteravocados.com/varieties/bonny-doon/

These people also sell them (and I seem to remember at last one cloudforester buying from them this past April or so), but are apparently out of everything until next April...

Best regards!

PS: apparently the correct way to spell is "Bonny Doon"...

Re: The best avocado I've tasted to date

Postby ellen in berkeley » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:21 pm

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I'd love a cutting, though maybe you don't want to waste it on such a poor gardener as I. My darn avocado keeps rejecting grafts, and it's ready to try again.

Next time I come to Santa Cruz do you think you could spare a few inches of wood?

Re: The best avocado I've tasted to date

Postby DavidLJ48 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:14 am

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ellen in berkeley wrote:I'd love a cutting, though maybe you don't want to waste it on such a poor gardener as I. My darn avocado keeps rejecting grafts, and it's ready to try again.

Next time I come to Santa Cruz do you think you could spare a few inches of wood?


Ellen

There are no poor gardeners, only ones in need of a little help, What kind of grafts are you trying and where in the tree and I guess how large is the tree as well ? Also what is the receiving tree, Mexican or Guatemalan or a cross ?

David
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