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Vieques + Irma = Avocados Galore

We are following progress of our friends in Vieques after Hurricane Irma.

One interesting phenomenon: a plethora of avocados.

Take a look at this picture from our friend and guide Susan Osborne.

She says they were all picked up from someone's yard.


Avocados are plentiful on Vieques. (So are mangos; wait until you see that sordid story in our next post.)

We're assuming Irma shook them free.

So in true Undercover Jetsetter fashion to never lose an opportunity for eating, we suggest a Vieques Guacamole Fest to jump-start the island’s recovery for tourist season coming up in November.

Most of the avocados are Hass Avocados, fairly similar to California avocados. Vieques avocados might be more watery. In a previous post, we showed you how to speed up the ripening of an avocado.

But in Vieques, you may want to slow it down.

Here’s how:

Put avocados in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

That is if you have electricity and refrigeration.

Either way plan on a vacation there soon once things are back to normal.

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