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Huge Avocado

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David starts with ...
My kind son and wife found this treasure at the James St markets today in the city.The market is selling this avocado as "Post Office" cultivar. On weighing at home it came in at 1.056Kg, the corresponding avocado in my other hand is a Hass cultivar weighing in at 335g. Never heard of Post Office cultivar before, so this seems rather erroneous and was probably just a made up name. Still if it is correct will someone please let me know. Now the price of it,don't fall through the floor, or have a seizure, but they are selling them for $12.95 each. The young shop assistant informed my son they are selling like hot cakes. Personally I think hotcakes might be a bit cheaper, still its not everyday you come across a 1Kg avocado is it. Again if someone knows this cultivar please let me know. Its rock hard right now so no idea when it will ripen, and heres hoping the seed is ok. Even while writing this im dreaming of this tree mature and loaded with fruit. They say big is not always better, but this was sure hard not to walk on by.Fingers crossed, David.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
How about some pics of the cut fruit ??
Post Office could be named because the tree grows in a post office yard. Giant Hass type seedlings are not unknown in Qld. We found one that we called Fire Station for Obvious reasons.
If the fruit get much bigger than 1.056Kg they are often nicknamed Hospital.
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Dan says...
Post Office is the name they gave to the variety in South Africa, found growing next to a post office, hence the name, with extra large fruit. It is now trademarked and known under the name 'Avozilla".

It is not a made up name.
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8th June 2016 9:46pm
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Markmelb says...
So maybe I am thinking Post Office was made available to a few growers as a trial by Birdwood as they were or maybe still managed by the South African guy who maybe imported PO and also GEM - if you google Avozilla you will find info about it - not sure if i would pay $13 for one tho ☺



Heres a link I found - Guy at Birdwood used to manage Westfalia and maybe holds these patent - Avozilla must be a HUGE tree but I wish they would make GEM available to home growers as is available in California to home growers
It is a great compact tree that produces alot of fruit every year - Search on YouTube for a good video on it.
http://www.westfaliafruit.com/en-za/Media/Pages/Avozilla-the-world%E2%80%99s-largest-avocado.aspx

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9th June 2016 9:31am
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andy11 says...
Hi Dan. Thanks for sharing your insight.
Do u know if birdwood is selling post office yet, And weather nurseries can buy these from them?
Also, why do they call it Post Office when it has been trademarked Avozilla?
Would love to know any other info u know about them! Thanks
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7th November 2016 10:18pm
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Broadie says...
There is a tree producing fruit like that on a farm on Mt Tamborine.
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24th November 2016 5:39pm
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andy11 says...
hey Broadie, I know it's been a while, but do u have any info about that farm on my tamberine? and what the variety actually is?
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6th September 2017 10:52am
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WeGrowLikeThemBig says...
We absolutely love Avo season here on our certified organic farm and actually planted our first lot of Post office trees from Birdwood about 10 years ago now. We must admit that in regards to Avocados the Post Office's taste, texture and over quality really needs to be tried to be appreciated.
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28th May 2018 12:33am
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David01 says...
Avocado over 1kg is very rare. But there is another one, originates from DR name Carla and it tastes very good according to the UK report. Cheers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3535585/M-S-launches-giant-Carla-avocado-FIVE-times-bigger-weighs-1kg.html
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28th May 2018 4:26pm
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Mango Mike says...
What other varieties of avocardo's do you grow ???? Mike
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28th May 2018 10:13pm
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Brendan says...
This Avo fell from a friends neighbours tree a while back. It weighed a tad over 900g. That's a 50 cent coin in pic.
Although the seed is large, the flesh is fairly thick & very tasty. Flesh at top was 45mm thick.
Unfortunately, the fall split the seed in half! Bugger:(
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30th May 2018 10:18am
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Brendan says...
These got lost somewhere? (For above)
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andy11 says...
WE GROW THEM BIG, it would be seriously awsome if I could visit or even just get in contact with you!
I'm an avid avo grower from VIC. And have almost 20 varieties, Including post office. I am actually traveling trough Qld at the moment.
My number is 0433090179.
Would love to catch up!!!
Andy
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Paddy says...
Where can I buy avozilla in Sydney?
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11th July 2018 12:34pm
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Markmelb says...
Very big seed in yours Brendan - andy11 how did you get scion wood of Avozilla Avozilla is patented and imported in by a sth african guy who ran Birdwoods clonal production. I think he imported it about 10y ago so trees fruiting now is about right -- I actually dont think it would do all that well in melb due to its guatemalan parentage - Cheers
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vf2 says...
Late reply to Andy11, the giant variety grown on Tamborine Mt is called Anaheim. A local grower enters the big ones at the yearly Ag.show, and the biggest weigh close to a kilo. Sometimes they are available at the weekly local growers shed on sundays (usually more like 500g or so).
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