Avocados are best when they’re local and seasonal. Of course not everyone lives in a place where it’s possible to get local avocados at the peak of their season. For you poor bastards, there’s Chile, and Mexico and Brazil. They can supply you with all the carbon-horrific avocados you can eat.
Now I’m not judging, just let me say. Because if I lived someplace where avocados didn’t literally grow on trees, I’d send my carbon footprint packing and buy all the artificially ripened fruit I could get my hands on. ‘Cuz avocados are that good!
But fortunately for my status as an official member of the “Friends of Al Gore” variety hour, I can get locally grown avocados pretty much all year long.
Which means I can get rich buttery Haas many, many months of the year. Haas are terrific, especially if you have never tasted anything but Haas. But Haas are not the be all and end all when it comes to avocados. Especially in Southern California.
Still, many Californians shove the other avocado varieties aside and spend their money on the carbon horrific Haas avocados that Costco carries all year long. Which makes them dumb people. Dumb people indeed