Shepard Avocados - Morco Fresh

Shepard Avocados

February 13, 2019

Referred to as green skin avocados as their skin maintains a bright green colour as they ripen, Shepard avocados are the next most commonly used avocado on the market outside of a Hass variety. Longer and more elongated in shape they appear to have a smooth glossy skin.

Seasonality | Why it’s a good time of year?

Available from February to April Shepard avocados peak in season this time of year and are at top quality due to ideal growing conditions. Being the largest producer of green skin avocado varieties, this time of year February is the ideal month for Shepard Avocados.

Taste | Flavour and cooking options

Delivering a nutty to buttery flavour, Shepard avocados can be enjoyed several different ways. Sliced on toast, cubed in a salad, deliciously mashed into a guacamole and creating the ideal famous ‘avocado smash’ avocados are a crowd favourite product in the ever-changing world of food.

Region | Where is it Coming from?

Atherton Tablelands | North Queensland

Bundaberg | Queensland

Health Benefits  

Packed with health benefits, avocados are known as a ‘treasure trove’ of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin C, a great source of fibre and being great for heart health, avocados are one of the few fruits that are a healthy fat food. Enhancing your skin, enhancing your overall health and aiding against heart disease it is evident that avocado consumption is a must to boost your immune and overall health.

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