Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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The Zutano avocado is available from late fall until late winter.
Avocados are members of the family Lauraceae, which includes the plants that produce edible cinnamon, camphor, sassafras and the herb laurel (bay leaf). Avocado varieties are identified as being either Type A or Type B. The Zutano avocado is a B variety. It is also known as a green skinned variety along with Fuerte and Reed avocados. These varieties maintain their green colouring when ripe and are thinner skinned, which naturally makes them more susceptible to diseases.
The Zutano avocado is a pear-shaped fruit with a shiny, waxy green peel. Though resembling a Fuerte avocado in shape and color, the Zutano is considered inferior as its flesh is not as creamy or rich in flavor, rather it can have a higher water content and often become fibrous, leading to many less edible fruits. Its flavor is mild and clean.
There are three races of avocados: Guatemalan, Mexican and West Indian. While each has distinctive features, cross-pollination permits the development of unlimited varieties. Zutano avocados are of Mexican origin, though they are primarily cultivated in Fallbrook CA, where they were introduced by W.L Ruitt in 1926. Zutano avocados were popular in the mid to late 20th century, but today they are not grown for major commercial production, rather they are considered a farmers market avocado, filling in as a secondary variety when Hass avocados are not readily available.
Recipes that include Zutano Avocados. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Lynda's Recipe Box||Guacamole Dip|
|A Cozy Kitchen||Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa|
|The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen||Pan Fried Bacon Wrapped Avocados|
|Two Peas and Their Pod||Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip|
|The Perfect Pantry||Sriracha Avocado Deviled Eggs|
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Murray Family Farms
Murray Family FarmsNear Lamont, California, United States
About 60 days ago, 11/28/14
Spotter's comments : Zutano Avocados spotted at Murray Family Farms. Our avocados are at the peak of their season, Get them while they are at their best. U-pick avocados also available.
Sigona's Farmers Market Near Menlo Park, California, United States
About 151 days ago, 8/29/14
Spotter's comments : Zutano Avocados spotted at Sigona's Farmers Market. Pee wee size!
Little Italy Mercato Near San Diego, California, United States
About 360 days ago, 2/01/14
Spotter's comments : Zutano Avocados spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Tom Kings Farms
Pacific Beach Farmers Market Near La Jolla, California, United States
About 363 days ago, 1/28/14
Spotter's comments : From Paradise Valley Ranch