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    It's been VERY long since we've been able to buy Dominican avocados locally in NJ. Just recently we finally got some from Florida that are decent, but lack the rich taste of the ones from DR.

    This morning we spoke to our caretaker in DR, and he said today alone he picked 24 big avocados from our trees.

    So, is it avocado season in DR? If so, any idea why they're not being exported to the US?

    We planted a bunch of avocados that bear fruit twice a year, but he said these aren't from those trees.

    How much are they selling for in DR right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    So, is it avocado season in DR?
    How much are they selling for in DR right now?
    We have just harvested the last few buckets...
    In other places there may still be in season.
    Avocados differ a lot depending on the very tree, we have very good ones and some of lesser quality.
    We (and the cows and the dogs) eat them all...
    In the 'colmados' they still sell around 10 pesos/each, prices will pick up once they become scarce.

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    Thanks for the info Don. We're on the south coast, about an hour west of Santo Domingo. Caretaker says he's overloaded with avocados and about a million mangos.

    I wish we were there, a mango shake/batida sounds great about now.....!

    AE

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    ten pesos each and they are huge!

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    Ours are a month away from being ripe. They are bigger than softballs now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    Avocados differ a lot depending on the very tree, we have very good ones and some of lesser quality.
    We (and the cows and the dogs) eat them all...

    donP
    We compete with the dogs for avocados, mangos and tayotas that fall off the trees...we see the seeds from the mangos and avocados all over...

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    Up here on the peninsula we are getting to the end of the season, not alot left on our trees.
    While it was a plentiful harvest for the last 4/6 weeks they were not as good as last year, they seemed to not have alot of flavor and were quite watery.
    I'm not a farmer but am thinking that there has been too much rain this year to bear good tasting fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    We compete with the dogs for avocados, mangos and tayotas that fall off the trees...we see the seeds from the mangos and avocados all over...
    Last year we had so many mangoes that everyone was sick of them - I remember that even the pigs were refusing to eat any more of them.

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    Anyone know why with all the avocados in the DR you can't find any decent guacamole in homes or restaurants? Are these the wrong type of avocados for guacamole? You would think that as the fresh avocados started going soft instead of tossing them they would utilize them for guacamole.

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    You guys are killing me. I love avacados and they are so expensive here in Massachesetts. $1.99 each and they look like chit.

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