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Any avocados in Pattaya or Thailand?

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Any members seen any avocados for sale in any of the night markets or grocery stores in Pattaya or Thailand in general?

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Yes, in both the basement supermarket in Central and in Villa Market at The Avenue.

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Friendship and Macro also both have them. Two kinds, Thai grown and imported, they are expensive though. If you get them by the case they are still around 80+baht each

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Thanks cbrib. Yes that is what I. thought if available they would be expensive. Also if they were or could be grown in Thailand. The Hass derivitive are the best(and have had many off-shoots hybrid from them). I was thinking if they were for sale at any of the night markets they would be much cheaper.???

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I have purchased Avacodos from roadside stands Northwest(?) of Loei (where they grow strawberries/grapes). The Avocados much larger than Hass, so my expectations where low (thinking flavorless Gator Avocados). To my surprise the flavor and texture was close to the Hass variety. We bought several bags (forgot what we paid) and made a very tasty Guacamole.

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Thanks Cal. They could have been "Lamb" avocados which are a hybrid from Hass, but are larger than Hass. I might try growing some when I move there.

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Thanks cbrib. Yes that is what I. thought if available they would be expensive. Also if they were or could be grown in Thailand. The Hass derivitive are the best(and have had many off-shoots hybrid from them). I was thinking if they were for sale at any of the night markets they would be much cheaper.???

I believe they are grown in the Korat (Pak Chong)and Nan areas, both hilly.

I tried to grow a tree from a stone in my garden... it got to sapling size and no more.

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The Thai ones in Pattaya tend to be rather low in quality and taste.  Imported ones are 80 baht a pop, but if you want an avocado taste it tends to be the only option.

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I'm going to have some REAL guacamole at a restaurant tonight.  Not that I'm a massive fan of avocado , but Pattaya Talk is very influential......

On 7/8/2019 at 9:03 PM, edsmithy said:

The Thai ones in Pattaya tend to be rather low in quality and taste.  Imported ones are 80 baht a pop, but if you want an avocado taste it tends to be the only option.

I'm just checking the jar of EL TEQUITO (Lidl) that I have at home.... 0.7% avocado powder.... that should do it for the taste! 

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This is a label of El Tequito for Belgium, found on the internet.  3.7%, an improvement - I double checked and mine (France) has ONLY the powder.... Could be different ingredients for each country.  NUTELLA is different depending on where you buy it... (true).

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Other dips not "Guacamole STYLE" with more avocado powder or the real thing are probably available in Pattaya - OPTION 2.

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Avocados are kind of like good beef steaks. I like them but I can easily do without them. I refuse to pay the price for them here because they are definitely inferior  to what I had in the US.

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As a side comment. For whatever reason the price of avocado's went crazy here a couple of months ago. We grow them locally but first class was as high as $10 each, approx 200 baht. Now down to a quarter of that but beware of the Chinese middle classes who are flexing their economic muscles.

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I remember during my most recent trip to the U.S. I got five Haas avocados for $3.00.  Must have been a bumper harvest.  Now the price is about $1.00 each.

I guess these guys weren't happy with the avocados on sale.

 

 

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