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!
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.