The first time I saw a long-neck avocado pop up on Instagram, I’ll be honest—I thought it was fake. Then after doing some research, I quickly discovered someone didn’t just Facetune a picture of the world’s favorite fruit. It was the real deal.
Miami Fruit, a company that sends unique tropical fruits straight to your doorstep, recently went viral after posting a picture of one of its long-neck avocados on Instagram. Originally from Nicaragua, the rare find—which can get up to three feet long—isn’t sold commercially in the U.S., so you’ll never see it at your local supermarket. But it is grown small-scale in South Florida, which is exactly how the company sells it in limited quantities when it’s in season.
How Much Long-Neck Avocados Cost
Now if you think regular avocados have sky-high price tags, you might want to sit down for this. Long-neck avocados can cost as much as $50 each. With that being said, you’ll surely get your money’s worth: Just one fruit can weigh up to three pounds—enough to produce fruit for 12 avocado toasts. And one person who couldn’t resist trying them out for herself is vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli.
In a recent Instagram post, she shared that she bought three smaller long-neck avocados for $66—and they seemed to be worth every penny. “This avo is a miracle from vegan heaven,” she wrote. “Thank you Miami Fruit for the best purchase I’ve ever made in my entire life.” She also couldn’t resist giving an answer to the question everyone’s been dying to know: What does a long-neck avocado taste like?
What Long-Neck Avocados Taste Like
Many people say that, when compared to regular Hass avocados, the long-neck variety is pretty bland in flavor. But according to this pro chef, the flavor is still on-point—it’s the texture that really sets them apart. “They’re definitely a bit different,” she responded to a follower. “I wouldn’t say bland, but they’re a bit more watery/juicy and fruit-like.”
If you want to get your hands on a long-neck avocado, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until neck year: Their season runs from from mid to late summer, and it just came to a close. Until then, keep feasting your eyes upon those ‘grams and dreaming about the endless supply of avocado toast in your near future.
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