She has a contact that has an avacado orchard .. so let the picking begin ... but first i must do some research to discover can you freeze them ????
Avocados must be used when fully ripe. They do not ripen on the tree and are rarely found ripe in markets. Fresh avocados are almost always shipped in an unripe condition.
To test for ripeness by cradling an avocado gently in your hand. Ripe fruit will yield will be firm, yet will yield to gentle pressure. If pressing leaves a dent, the avocado is very ripe and suitable for mashing. They are best served at room temperature.
Once avocados are at a desired stage of ripeness, they may be refrigerated for up to 2 to 3 days
You can freeze mashed fresh, ripe avocados if you want to have an "emergency supply" of avocados on hand for guacamole.
To freeze, mash the avocados with a fork. Add one teaspoon lime or lemon juice per avocado and mix well. The best way to freeze the prepared mashed avocados is to use a freeze-weight zip lock bag. Fill the bag with the mashed avocado. Remove the air from the bag and then zip closed and freeze. They saty for 4 or 5 months
Thaw the frozen avocados in the refrigerator or place the container in a bowl of cool water to accelerate thawing.
Did You Know?
An avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable! It is actually a member of the berry family.
In the past, the avocado had a well-entrenched reputation for inducing sexual prowess and wasn't purchased or consumed by any person wishing to protect their image from slanderous assault. Growers had to sponsor a public relations campaign to dispel the ill-founded reputation before avocados became popular.
Avocados got their name from the Spanish explorers. They couldn't pronounce the Aztec word for the fruit, know as ahuacatl, "testicle," because of its shape. The Spanish called the aguacate, leading to the guacamole we know today.