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Bet you didn't know there were so many varieties of avocados! You can find maybe three or four kinds in the Houston area, but I think the Bacon avocado is a particularly delicious name...

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Potluck coming up and have no idea what to prepare? Homemade relish trays beat the store-bought version any day with varieties of sweet cherry tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, broccoli, baby carrots, sliced zucchini, cucumber. Add crunchy home-baked pita bread sliced in triangles for a less-fattening pita chip. Scoop pita into creamy white bean hummus with a little kick from the cayenne. Another salad option is a crunchy spinach salad with sliced avocado, oranges, and toasted pecans. It's a…

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A. This site provides information on avocado varieties. There is a link to more info on each one. B. Students can be put into groups and asked to chose a variety to read about and then create an information poster to present to the class to teach about that variety.

from Smarty Pants Mama

Avocado Watermelon Salad

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Do you know your Hass from your Hall from your Choquette? Do you prefer an avocado from California or Florida, or maybe even Australia? Wait, so you’re saying you’re not sure? Well then…

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from The Huffington Post

Avocados: There's More To Them Than You Think

Although there are close to 500 avocado plant varieties, seven varieties are grown commercially in California, and the Hass variety accounts for approximately of the total crop.

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