Long Neck Avocados Are Going Viral—and You HAVE to See Them

That's a whooooooole lot of avocado.

Ah, the avocado. There’s a good reason so many people are obsessed with this creamy, dreamy treat. They’re really good for you (here’s what happens if you eat avocado every day), they can be used in a variety of tasty recipes and, of course, there’s always avocado toast.

And that’s why we’re so suddenly obsessed with these long neck avocados. Throw away everything you think you know about the classic avocado shape, because apparently, there’s more. Here’s what you’ve got to know about these viral fruits!

What Is a Long Neck Avocado?

To some extent, long neck avocados are exactly what they sound like: a regular avocado, but the section above the seed is stretched out. This makes it look more like a looooooong butternut squash rather than the stout, spherical avocado we’re all used to seeing. They’re about three feet long and they weigh about three pounds. Just imagine all the avocado salsa you could make with that!

While you might think this is some kind of freakish mutant, the truth is that these giraffe-like specimens have been around for quite some time. They’re called Pura Vida avocados, and they’ve been available in South Florida for a very long time, where they’re grown naturally, organically and GMO-free. Who knew? We certainly didn’t.

Where to Buy a Long Neck Avocado

Getting your hands on one of these isn’t as simple as strolling down to your local supermarket, but avocado-n’t worry! Miami Fruit—one of those South Florida growers who’s been offering them long before they went viral—ships produce around the country, to every state but California. Just one will set you back $47, but honestly, we’re pretty sure it’d be worth it.

Unfortunately they’re not in season right now, but you can place yourself on the waiting list for the next growing season. In the meantime, why not try a pink pineapple?

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.