Avocado (Persea americana) Puzzle:
Has anyone come across a variety of avocado (Persea americana ) that is ridged or has slightly flattened areas running lengthwise on the fruit? I got two from a local market with stickers reading ‘Produce of the Dominican Republic’.
Skin green when ripe, a bit of a yellowish tinge. Smooth and is not particularly pebbled. Seems like the West Indian type or line. Flavor was poor but that was due to the one I ate being about to go over ripe, the photographs show the other which was too ripe to eat. Oddly the second one seemed to go bad from the center out (could this be a symptom of a particular fungus or of being harvested too young?).
Seeds smallish and very pebbly. Planting the seeds to see what I get.
It was easy to feel the flattened areas and they show some in the cross section image. All the avocados in the bin had this characteristic and I do not believe it was from packing or other mechanical injury. A third photo shows some growing in the Dominican Republic that may be what I bought. Photo was captioned: Avocado tree, Villa mella.