It’s always a pleasure to spot Thai avocados on the supermarket shelves in Thailand, and thanks to Tops Supermarket chain, such a sight is much more frequent than in the past, when all that was available were expensive imports.
Thai-grown avocados provide a considerable price advantage when compared to the more common and expensive imports from Australia and New Zealand, which are priced anywhere from 50 to 100 baht per fruit (about US$1.33 to $3).
But as domestic production of the super healthy, favored fruit has increased over the years, it is now much more common to find 3-5 packs of Thai-grown avocados selling for only 90 to 100 baht, which works out to about 20-30 baht per fruit.
Most of the Thai avocados are grown in the kingdom’s North, in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai respectively. The Thai avocado variety tends to be a much larger variety than commercial varieties popular abroad, and like other varieties is best consumed when completely ripe.
I personally enjoy my avocados with a pinch of salt, the fruit cut into two halves, for which I use a spoon to scoop the meat out of the natural bowl.