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Florida Can Satisfy America’s Avocado Addiction

Our allegiance to Hass is not sustainable

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Every September, I post pictures of Florida green-skin avocados — glossy globes, some the size of my head — that I harvest from my backyard trees in Miami or buy in farmers markets. Without fail, the comments roll in: Florida avocados are watery. They’re not creamy. They’re not Hass.

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Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick

Poet, dining critic, freelance lifestyle journalist. Author/co-author of 20 books. Miamian to the (watery) end. jkaretnick.com

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