All you need to know about Fuerte Avocado

All you need to know about Fuerte Avocado

Fuerte avocado is a large pear-shaped fruit with a thick, smooth and buttery-green skin. The flesh of the fruit is green and has a creamy texture. Some varieties of Fuerte avocado may have white streaks or patches on the outside surface. Fuerte avocado fruit is rich in oil content, with an oil content ranging from 17 to 25% of its total weight.


History of the Fuerte Avocado 

The Fuerte avocado is a type of avocado with green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit. It was the dominant variety of California avocados until the late 1960s. It is known for its cold tolerance and smooth flavor. The Fuerte avocado has a creamy texture and nutty flavor. In recent years, it has become popular again as a specialty fruit, often selling for high prices.


The Fuerte avocado is the most common variety of avocado in the world. It is actually a hybrid, created from the Mexican and Guatemalan varieties. This variety is also known as 'Bacon' avocado, which has its origin in California.

How to Identify Fuerte Avocado

The Fuerte avocado fruit is of medium size, weighing roughly 8 ounces, with a pear shape and fairly smooth green skin. 


The Fuerte avocados are best used for processing due to its lower oil content, but are also well-liked by consumers as a fresh fruit.It is a variety  of avocado that can be eaten raw in salads or guacamole, but also cooked as a filling for quiches or used as a substitute for butter in baking cakes and cookies. 


What makes an Avocado Fuerte ? 

When the Fuerte avocado is ripe, it has a smooth, creamy texture and a nutty taste with excellent flavor and a lower oil content than the Hass. It is considered to be one of the tastiest varieties. The flesh of the fruit is pale yellow in color and its skin turns dark brown or black when fully ripe.


Aside from eating, Fuertes can be enjoyed as a drink – tossed in with fruit or coconut water to make a delicious smoothie

Moroccan Fuerte avocado cultivation


Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.


The Fuerte avocado tree needs to be planted in well draining soil and thrives best in full sun. Like most other varieties of avocados, it is not drought tolerant. 

Also, the fuerte tree can be cold hardy as well. They  require consistent pruning in order to maintain a manageable size and shape.


Fuerte avocado tree  is a 'B' type, which means that it flowers in two waves and can be pollinated by the 'A' type, Hass avocado. 


Now let’s sum up the differences between Hass and Fuerte Moroccan Avocado.