These large green avocados are sold in my local store in Canada and are labelled “Bruce Avocado” . I have tried to google Bruce Avocado and nothing ever comes up. I can’t seem to get any more information about them.
What do they look like?
They are 3-4 times larger than the normal Haas Avocados.
Shape: their shape varies depending on the batch being sold. Sometimes they are pear shaped and other times, they are more or less round in shape.
Colour: They are bright to dark green in colour and never become very soft even when ripe.
Taste: they are mild in taste, not too oily and are great for slicing or dicing but not for making a nice mushy guacamole.
Cost: They are quite expensive. They cost $2.99 each and yet I usually buy a bag of 4-5 Haas avocados for the same price when they’re in season.
Source: the last time I bought them it was indicated they were from Dominican Republic, the one I bought today says they are from Brazil and these ones are not pear shaped,
Help: if you know anything about these avocados please join the conversation. Thanks!
Hi ! They are Reed Avocadoes, picked up from July to late October. They are known as the best avocadoes in the world and the best ones come from California. They are in fast the best ones to use in a Guacamole because the taste is just out of this world. If making a paste with them was too difficult, you ate it too early. They are really hard to know if they’re ready because they won’t get dark and since their skin is thicker than the Haas avocado, it’s harder to tell.
Thanks so much for the information. Next time I buy them I shall ripen them for a longer time and see. Sorry it took me two days to answer your message. I wish you a great week!!!
I probably ate them too early. I wanted to take some photos and I was scared they would overripe. I will try ripening them longer next time and try guacamole. Thanks for the tip!!! Enjoy the weekend!
No matter what they call them, I LOVE avocados Liz. I’ve not seen Bruce avocados here, so I’ll stick with the Haas or the individually Wholly Guacamole packs I get at Costco. Really do love them and they are very heart healthy.
I am not sure the name ‘Bruce Avocado’ refers to the same avocado variety. After buying them for a while, I realized that they don’t even look the same all the time. I gave up on trying to find out exactly what variety they are. Thanks. I am eating my so called Bruce Avocado for breakfast right now!!!
You are with the “in” crowd eating avocado for breakfast. It’s been on a few menus locally, along with the traditional.
Ha ha! I eat them for breakfast, smoothie (Hass avocado) and of course salads, especially grain and pulse salads. So good and creamy!!!!
Hey I just bought one! Never have I seen them before coming to Ontario… mine is a product of Brazil.
My best guess about it from google is this article… basically I think someone just picked a name and Bruce sounded big.
Thank you so much. I am eating the so called ‘Bruce Avocado” right now for breakfast. I will certainly read the article right now!!! Have a great weekend!!!
Hi Liz… Sometimes they are also called Florida Avocados. You cannot make traditional guacamole with these avocados because they are a bit firmer. They are great for salads though because they aren’t as creamy as a haas avocado so they hold their shape better when you chop and dice them.
Thank you so much for letting me know. I highly suspected they are just Florida Avocados. I don’t know why they call them Bruce.
And oh yes, I did realize they are not great for guacamole. So here I am with a plate of nicely sliced Bruce Avocado, with a trickle of lemon, for breakfast! I am so glad that you are still going strong with your blog. Wish you all the best!!!!!