Pinkerton avocados have an elongated pear shape with green, slightly pebbled, medium thick, and easy-to-peel skin. The large fruits vary greatly in size, ranging from 8 to 18 ounces. Their flesh is smooth and creamy, high in oil content, and houses a very small seed, and their flavor is nutty and rich. The medium-sized spreading Pinkerton avocado tree is known to be a heavy and early producer, and unlike most fruits, the avocado does not ripen on the tree and can actually be stored on the tree for several months before harvesting.
Avocados act as a nutrient booster, enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients in other foods that are eaten alongside it. They also have a reputation as being high in fat, and are in fact second only to olives among fruits in oil content. However, their oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which are relatively healthy and tend to reduce blood cholesterol. Hence, avocados provide “good” fats, as well as nearly twenty different essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, Vitamin C, and folic acid
Mature Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Sunlight: full time
Fruit Color: Green fruit