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I’m sure a team in a lab somewhere is working on this. If it can occur in nature there are humans out there trying to make sure it occurs at will. Future generations will think this is what an avocado looks like. You are living in 2049. Lucky bastard.
All you need to do is take the seed from one like this and use it to breed others, find the one without the seed again, and continue the process until they all have no seeds
Do I just rub them together?
Play erotic music as well
The hell? It’s an avocado not a coconut.
No. no. no.
Those you bang together.
But they ‘ave to be empty.
Suppose two swallows could carry a coconut together...
Stop that right now!
I mean avocado is the word for testicle in the Aztec language.
-Careless Whisper intensifies-
Alexa play Careless Whisper
Here are some things I found on the web about Hairless Mister:
Scissor me timbers
Make em scissor
It's called "scissoring".
Something is off but I don’t know what hmmm.
The only time I’ve ever upvoted an emoji on Reddit. I didn’t think I’d ever do that, but this was just perfectly executed.
Well done, sir/madam.
They got gold twice for that single emoji.
Not seed, scions work though, that's how they replicate the seedless navel oranges. Split a branch off the 1 tree that originally had the mutation and bob's your auntie.
Edit: also r/whoosh
I know it was a joke but I’m glad you posted this. I’m familiar with grafting but didn’t know the details so that was an interesting read.
Because of this every granny smith (or any named apple you find in a grocery store) is genetically identical to every other granny smith apple you've eaten. Because they technically all come from the same tree, just propagated over and over and over. This sort of thing is bad news in the long run for granny smith apples though, because all granny smith apple trees are frozen in time genetically while all the things that want to attack granny smith apple trees are evolving to try and figure out the best and newest ways to attack a granny smith apple tree.
That's how they replicate all citrus varieties and avocados I believe. And many other fruit trees.
Oh hi, my field. I have arrived.
Nearly all fruit is clonal and through some really fun witchcraft, some vegetables too! Any named variety is going to, basically by necessity, be clonal whether through grafting or vegetative propagation.
I know you’re joking but that’s basically how “seedless” things grow. The cavendish banana has “seeds” but because its a tripled genome, they aren’t able to grow correctly and are just those specks. Seedless watermelons are similar. I’m sure if we can make seedless avocados, it’ll change everything.
(And probably it’ll be “trademarked” and not allowed to grow anywhere naturally)
I bet seedless avocados won't ruin the housing market either.
All seedless avacados will be clones. That is a very bad thing due to evolutionary kneecapping. The tree will be vulnerable to fungus or bacteria adapting to target the trees, the trees will have no ability to adapt themselves.
This is true. That’s the problem we have with the Cavendish banana.
i laughed so hard at this idek why
Because it's clearly a woman avocado and doesn't have any seed
I think you mean an avocada.
Technically all avocados are female
What happens when you run out of seeds though? This seems like a conundrum. You are looking for the seed of avocados that produce avocados with no seeds.
Edit: whoosh. I'm not a smart man lol
Just graft a branch from where that avo came from and turn it into a new tree , and hope for the best 🥑
I once grafted a tree of an avocado with no pit, all I got was a pity of a tree with no avocado.
A la seedless grapes
It already is grafted if it's a commercial variety
Or, simply cut two avocados with small stones carefully and take picture of the halves that didn't show the pits :)
Yo man pass the blunt
realistically they just need to find a tree producing this sort of fruit and then produce clones from cuttings or grafting to other tree root bases.
that's how nearly all the apples and all the bananas you get are produced.
Every Hass Avocado is indeed from a clone of a
magical tree planted on a certain Rudolph Hass's Farm in California in 1926. The history is kind of interesting and the result was a longer-bearing tree with tastier fruit.
Also, trees can have a mutation in a single branch, several fruit varieties have been developed this way. http://irrecenvhort.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-prop-glossary/03-genetic-selection/03-genetic-budsport.html
It's also how pretty much every single Avocado you'll see anywhere near a shop is done.
Yay for monoculture surely there's no way that could backfire!
Don't worry about the banana's they're fine
i mean, i'm not saying it's an awesome way to do things, but it is likely the way seedless fruit will be produced until we can figure out how to genetically alter them.
What are you suggesting is wrong with bananas? Not disagreeing just kinda out of loop
People did this with banana's we used the Gros Michel Banana primarily but then sadly the Panama disease came along and wiped out a large portion of them now most of the world uses the Cavendish Banana.
Fun fact this is why banana flavoured things don't taste heaps like banana it taste more like the Gros Michel.
The main thing I was getting at here is things mutate a lot slower when using vegetative reproduction since it's only getting it's information from one plant rather than 2 and it relies on mutations during the propagation stage if you want to alter it so if a disease comes that is a major threat to a very popular cultivar that uses vegetative reproduction it can be a lot harder to get a variant that is resistant to the disease.
Sadly a modern variant of the Panama disease can now infect Cavendish bananas, and despite extreme attempts at quarantine, its spread is inevitable. There is currently no suitable replacement.
i don’t understand how that many people harm themselves de-seeding avocados? Just use a sharp knife and drive the blade into the seed, and pull the knife (with the seed attached) out.
I think the people in 2049 will more likely be calling us lucky bastards because we got to see real bears and tigers and elephants and rhinos. Plus, you know, not living on a desert planet.
This is what happens when your avocado tree gets a vasectomy behind your back.
SNIP SNAP SNIP SNAP
~take me by the hand~
~made me a man~
~that one night~
You made everything all riiiight (riiiight)...
I never really understood what that song implies. Did Jan take hunters virginity and is that what the song is about?
Yes, yes, no and how dare you
~lead me to the land~
Do you have any idea the kind of physical toll that 3 avocado pits have on a person?!?
You want an avocado pit? Fine. Let's have an avocado pit, BABE!
You have no idea the physical toll, that three vasectomies have on a person!
Atleast none of the Avacado Stealing Whores will get pregnant
How did you get a boneless avocado?
Soon we'll have avocado nuggets, then dino avocado nuggets. Dinocados!
Fried avocado is actually amazing
There’s the comment
I once had one like this. Tried slicing it like a normal seeded avocado, and almost sliced my hand wide open.
I did that with a peach once. It had a little underdeveloped (rotted?) pit and the knife went right through it. I knew there was going to be blood before I even looked.
Jesus why are you guys always cutting directly into your hands? I've opened thousands of avocados and never once cut myself. Literally thousands and thousands.
Oooo look at Mr. Hotshot avocado cutter with a cutting board over here
Ehh, same reason some people like to cut indiscriminate sides off of their onions, leaving you with this bizarre half-cube half-sphere of red onion that's been in the fridge for three weeks because you're not sure how to proceed with it, but they also haven't been using it.
Slice off the end with the little hat.
Then slice vertically through the center of the root.
Put both them halves face-down on the cutting board.
If you need diced onion, just dice one of the halves because you literally only ever use a pinch, and put the remainder in one of those little tupperware shits we have.
Then store the other half however you want. Just make sure it's sealed. I'll use it tomorrow more than likely.
Just no more cubions. Please.
You can use a butter knife on an avocado. Saves you from cutting into the seed.
Or your hand when you encounter a boneless avocado
I have done this for so long and don't understand people who think you need a giant butcher knife to do it. A ripe avocado should be plenty soft enough for a butter knife to slide through
You're patient enough to wait for them to ripe?
The trick is to forget you have them for a day. You'll turn around and realize all 8 of them have ripened spontaneously even though you bought them at different levels of ripeness.
If you let em hangout together in a bag or container, the ethylene gas will ripen all the homies.
But how do you get the seed out? I use a butcher knife, set the seed half down, make a coping motion with the knife to embed it into the seed, then twist the seed out.
They sell seedless avocados in Europe. Apparently they're much smaller and have a lighter, fruitier taste.
Can't they cross breed them with the normal avocado plant?
Sounds like it is a "normal" plant:
Cocktail avocados are simply the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom. They can develop in many cultivars within the Persea Americana species, but most often occur on Fuertes and Mexicolas. Nicknamed Avocaditos, baby avocados or cukes, the Cocktail avocado should not be regarded as a separate variety, but rather the result of genetic factors, the lack of pollinating insects, or even a sudden change in climate, inhibiting the natural development of seed and fruit.
Speaking of regional avocados...anyone know what's up with the avocados in Puerto Rico? They're huge and look delicious but were watery and not very flavorful compared to Texas/Mexican avocados. I was seriously disappointed
Speaking as an amateur gardener it's often the case that size and flavor are tradeoffs. You can encourage growth with more water on a single plant but the result is a general gonna be a watery fruit. The slower process with bigger payoff requires cross pollinating flavorful cultivars that randomly spawn larger fruit even when water is limited.
Yeah, pomelos are the best example of this. I remember when I was a kid I saw one in the store and I was stoked at the thought of a gigantic orange. It's like 99% pith (the white fluffy stuff), and then it just tastes like a slightly sweeter orange.
Although I've had some pretty massive grapefruits before had a reasonable amount of pith:fruit ratio.
They’re a variety called Choquette. You’re probably more used to Hass or Hass hybrids. Choquette is drastically different and is probably more popular there because it does well in that region, most are grown in Florida.
Thank you for the response and google image search shows you're correct but they taste like a diluted, stringy version of the lumpy skin hass kind. Why even bother, I can't help but wonder? I packed two of the Puerto Rican avocados in my luggage to take home because they looked so good. Tasted like crap though.
That’s just how most avocados have always been. The Haas variety was a lucky mutation in the early 20th century that pretty much made commercial avocado business possible.
From the internet
The seedless avocados are the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom that develops without a seed. The fruit is grown in Spain and available only during December, when they are usually sent to food markets in Paris
I open roughly 6 dozen avocados a week for the last 3 years of my life and I've never seen this. Thats amazing!
That’s 11232 avocados.
I've never thought about the accumulative amount before. That's a lot of avocados.
It's an avcado.
The O in the middle is missing.
I don’t have a seed. I ‘av a car doe!
They say that one person had the power to remove the pit, that one millenial could reduce the price of avocado toast to affordability.
That person was...The One.
Uno? Not so fast,
I don’t know if I would eat that mutant
Basically, every multi-celled organism is a mutant in one way or another, unless you don't believe in evolution.
Even if you don't believe in evolution, that's the way it is
You do. Ever eaten a banana? They used to have seeds, too.
Yeah right, you just filled it with Ramen noodles.
I’ve heard tell of this, but I’ve never believed it to be true
I thought this was a mango. I’m colour deficient so I wonder if I just can’t see the green enough to think it was an avocado.
They say every time an avocado with no seed is opened, a thousand virgins die.
BREED IT....... wait a se-
How do we grow more of these if there’s no seed to plant??
Avocados aren’t planted anymore. They’re grafted onto existing plants in order to keep the genetic make up the same. The same is done with bananas
Edit: don’t to done, also I’m done with autocorrect
Edit 2: ever wonder why bananas don’t taste like banana flavor? Interesting Wikipedia dive!
Edit 3: all of my avocado information came from a Good Eats episode on avocados or guacamole.
Why can't we do the same for bananas? Do they not like it?
The bananas are threatened by this new trend, "Avocado for scale"
Bananas are not grafted, they are grown from pups that grow from the base of an existing tree.
grown from pups
Stop it. Somebody is gonna convince some already spectacularly deluded people that baby bananas come from the heads of dead puppies and Obama is behind it so Brexit means Brexit.
The same way we get them now.