Harvesting avocados

We have a couple of avocado trees in our backyard. I knew nothing about them – when to pick the avocados (or even how – they’re really high up), when they’re ripe, etc… But thankfully Hadija, our house help, explained it all to me, so I have really been enjoying harvesting and eating them.

Of course, there are so many that I can’t possibly eat them all (as much as I’d like to!), so I had some friends over to pick some of their own.

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This long, and quite heavy, bamboo pole is also used to knock mangoes down when they are in season.

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It definitely takes a little practice!

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Because they’re not yet ripe when you knock them down, they don’t bruise at all, even though they’re falling from a height of 15 to 20 feet.

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After a few days of sitting on your counter, they ripen perfectly. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that these are, literally, the best avocados I’ve ever eaten!

2 thoughts on “Harvesting avocados

  1. It continues to be a joy to read each of your updates! And I love how much you teach me through each one! I had NO idea that avocado trees grew to be so high! How I would love an avocado tree in my yard!!

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