What fruit is this???

I posted this fruit on Facebook, wondering if people would have the same difficulty I did. The responses were great, ranging from the expected plum/eggplant/fig all the way to huge bloated tics or gallbladders. This all came about because a friend, Dave F., had popped in on us as we were at the dentist’s on Monday.  He didn’t have time to stay and visit, but he brought us some fruit.  He had told me on the phone the day before that they had ripe grapefruit and avocados to share with us, so I was excited.  I hadn’t had grapefruit in forever, and I love avocados.  When I got out of the dentist’s office and into the car, I saw a bag full of grapefruit and a box with limes and these fruit in it.  I looked under everything for the avocados, but all I could find were these plum/eggplant/?? thingys. I was kind of bummed because, like I said, I love avocados!blog Avocado Mexicali (2)

I asked Roy about it and he didn’t know.  Wait a minute!  The king of fruits doesn’t know what these are???  When we got to my sister’s house, he bit into one (of course he bit into a strange and shiny fruit that was a total mystery to him!) and lo and behold, they were avocados.  Delicious.  Small and tedious to prepare because the skin is so thin, but we had some great guacamole.blog Avocado Mexicali (1)

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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