In South Florida, you can find a secret variety of insanely long avocados called Pure Vida or “long-necks.”
A small farm called Miami Fruit has been growing and selling these fantastic avocados at local farmers’ markets for many years. However, the word about them just got out on social media.
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Now, on average, these tasty green beasts grow about a foot and a half long, but they can grow up to three feet long and weight up to about three pounds! They are sold by weight and can cost as much as $47.
“Our long-neck avocados are thick, creamy, savory, and slightly sweet,” Miami Fruit co-founder Edelle Schlegel told NBC’s Today show.
Long-necks are found predominantly in South Florida, but not commercially, so you can’t find them in regular grocery stores. Fortunately, Maimi Fruit ships these and other rare and exotic fruits all over the United States. You can order some on their website.