Ettinger is a green-skinned avocado. Harvest maturity is reached in the early season, slightly ahead of the mainstream Hass variety. It is a medium to large size fruit with a shiny, smooth skin, which sometimes can have a slight dimple. The flesh, when soft enough to eat, is a pale green-yellow, but can become predominantly yellow colour with greater maturity. Ettinger has good density and an excellent flavour with a clean mouth-feel. The stone is larger than those of many other varieties. The skin will break quite easily, but can be peeled without a problem.

Ettinger is regarded as being a reasonably frost-tolerant variety.

Ripening: Ettinger will ripen well in a fruit bowl at room temperature. The skin will remain green as the flesh softens, though some areas may blacken slightly. The key indicator of ripeness is a distinct ‘give’ when pressing the stem-end with the thumb.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****

Ettinger is a very good green-skinned avocado with a clear, clean taste.

Green-skin, clean taste, slender.

Names: Ettinger

Origin: Ettinger is a Type B avocado of Guatemalan/Mexican descent. It was bred in Israel and released for production in 1947.

Harvest & Availability: Harvest in California: February to June; harvest in Israel: September to January. Ettinger has been spotted in British stores as follows:

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