Zutano avocado: a profile by Greg Alder | Feb 1, 2021 | Avocados | 6 comments This is my six-minute video profile of the fruit of the avocado variety called Zutano. All of my avocado profiles are HERE All of my Yard Posts are HERE Facebook Pinterest Twitter ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Comments Bob on February 1, 2021 at 5:37 pm Nice video. A lot of my varieties are on Zutano stock, if not all of them. I’m curious about two or three in one hole. I’ve got a Fuerte, Pinkerton, Stewart and a Lamb Hass in the ground. I’ve got four more little ones that I got from Subtropica…a Nabal, Reed, Kona Sharwil, and an Edranol. If you were to pair any of these with what’s in the ground what would you put with what (2 in 1 and 3 in 1)? I’ve got limited space here so this would be my main option, unless I figure out how to graft stuff. All of the ones in the ground aren’t very big so shading won’t be a problem. I suppose if I want a Zutano I’ll let a shoot live below the graft and I’ll have that variety, too. Reply Greg Alder on February 1, 2021 at 9:26 pm Hi Bob, I’d shoot for the two varieties to suit each other in two ways: similar vigor but different flower types. Fuerte (B) might work with Reed (A). Pinkerton (A) and Stewart (A) and Lamb (A) would work best with Edranol (B) or Sharwil (B). The Nabal (B) grows pretty fast and big so it might need to be kept down in size compared to whoever it is paired with, unless it is paired with Fuerte. But they’re both B types so that wouldn’t be ideal. Reply Steve on February 1, 2021 at 9:08 pm Hi Greg, what are your thoughts on the taste of Zutano compared to Bacon, which appears to be a similar winter B variety? Both Zutano and Bacon are described as light and on the watery side so I wondered if they both taste the same. I bought Zutanos from a local farmer’s market and found the lightness to be pleasantly refreshing and a nice seasonal variety from the richer avocados. P.S. Kudos to your February calendar star Sharwil – another one I’m looking forward to tasting in the future! Reply Greg Alder on February 1, 2021 at 9:38 pm Hi Steve, Thanks. I haven’t eaten a Sharwil yet this year — better get started! Zutano and Bacon are similar in taste and texture, but I’d rate Bacon a little notch above Zutano. Zutano seems to have fiber slightly more or more often. Bacon’s texture is a bit smoother. And Bacon’s flavor is a bit more complex, with a hint of sweetness in the background sometimes and even some butteriness late in its season. But there’s not much difference between them. Just like you, I enjoy the lightness of Zutano and Bacon. It would be so boring to always eat oily avocados. At the same time, I have to admit that when I’ve had Zutanos and some richer avocados on hand at the same time lately, I’ve found myself ignoring the Zutanos on the counter in favor of other varieties. So maybe actions speak lowder than words here. Reply Nazim on March 22, 2021 at 4:20 pm Hello Greg ! Many thanks for sharing your knowledge, I learned a lot from your videos and website. I have a question regarding an incognito avocado fruit, do you think it could be possible to tell me which variety it could be from a picture please ? Seems that the tree was grafted. Thank you Reply Greg Alder on March 22, 2021 at 5:27 pm Hi Nazim, Thanks! Sure, please post a link to the photo on a sharing platform like IMGUR or Google Drive. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.