What Is the Difference Between Small and Large Avocados?

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You may have noticed that grocery stores sell avocados in different sizes. If you’re like most people, you probably didn’t know there was a difference between small and large avocados.

In this article, we will discuss the differences between these two types of avocados so that you can buy the right kind for your favorite recipe or serve your friends the perfect amount of avocado at your next dinner party.

When it comes to choosing an avocado, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to get the best possible results from your purchase: What size is it? How many Hass Avocados does it take to equal one mature avocado? And what is the best way to store them? Read on to learn more about these topics and find out which type of avocado is right for your next purchase.

Do Small Avocados Taste Better?

The short answer is, yes. Some people believe that smaller avocados have a sweeter, more delicate taste than larger avocados.

However, the truth is that there is no scientific evidence to prove this claim. Most people buy large avocados because they are more often found on store shelves and are easier to eat in one sitting.

If you prefer a small avocado, it’s not going to be hard to find one, but you may also need to do some prep work before eating your fruit. Small avocados can be peeled with your hands or by using a knife and cutting board.

Once you cut open your avocado, you will have access to the flesh inside of it which is perfect for serving with toppings or dipping into guacamole.

Why Are Some Avocados So Small?

Some avocados are so small, they seem almost like baby avocados.

The reason some avocados are so small is that they are less mature than other avocados. Because these smaller avocados aren’t as ripe, they don’t have the same flavor as their larger counterparts.

The easiest way to tell if an avocado is ripe and ready to eat is by thumbing it: If the flesh is soft and yielding, or the skin feels fairly smooth and has no wrinkles or dimples, that avocado is ripe and ready to eat!

Do Large Avocados Taste Different?

When it comes to taste, large avocados tend to be creamier.

Because of this, they are often used in dishes that require a lot of oil or avocado like guacamole where the flavor is essential.

Large avocados also take longer to ripen than small avocados.

This is because the fruit must reach a certain size before it can fully ripen. Large avocados will taste just as good as their smaller counterparts after they have finished ripening, but you may need to wait longer for them to do so.

The best way to store large avocados is in the refrigerator where there is less risk for them to turn brown and mushy.

Is It Okay To Eat a Large Avocado?

If you’re looking to buy a large avocado, it may be tempting to assume it will last longer than a small avocado.

However, this is not necessarily the case, as once they ripen they will both go bad very quickly. The best way to store avocados is by placing them in a dark and cool place so that they can ripen on their own.

One place you could store your large or small avocado is in an open container in the refrigerator. If you want to give your avocados extra protection, you can wrap them in paper towels and place them in the closed shelf bin of your refrigerator or freezer.

You should also make sure that you leave enough room for both types of avocados on your shelves so that they don’t become squished together.


Whether you prefer large avocados or small avocados, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect piece of fruit.

Smaller avocados tend to have a sweeter flavor and require less prep work before eating, while larger avocados take longer to ripen and often taste creamier.

It’s important to store your avocados properly so that they last as long as possible – either in an open container in the refrigerator or wrapped in paper towels and placed in the closed shelf bin of your refrigerator or freezer.

With this information, you’ll be able to buy the right kind of avocado for any occasion!

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Willow Dunham

Hi, my name is Willow Dunham, and I'm an avocado tree grower. I live in Florida with my girlfriend, Jane, and we have a big yard with 5 avocado trees. Avocado has always been one of my favorite foods. I love the taste and how versatile it is.

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