An interesting avocado from Argentina: Torres is similar in appearance to Hass, but has a smoother, shinier skin which develops a purple rather than black colouration. The flesh is green white and quite firm, with a delicious icy fresh flavour. Fruit size can be quite enormous, up to 1 kg each.
Torres was initially important on the local market, but entered the overseas markets as a gourmet variety, particularly in France.
Origin: Torres was discovered as a natural selection in the fields of Mr.
Jose Torres in Yerba Buena, Tucuman, Argentina in the 1960’s.
Grown in: Argentina
Harvest & Availability: Torres is available from July to November in Argentina.
Marketing in Europe:
End October to December: from Argentina