Marks and Spencer has launched a Spanish-grown stoneless avocado that will be available for a limited time over the Christmas period.
Measuring around five to eight centres long, the stoneless avo is the result of an unpollinated blossom, M&S said. The skin is edible, unlike a normal avocado, with the flesh described as smooth and creamy, and rich in flavour.
The retailer is marketing the new product as a ‘cocktail avocado’, and said it’s perfect for snacking or lunchboxes, or even deep fried. They are available in select stores throughout December for £2 per pack.
M&S agronomist Charlotte Curtis said: “We’ve had the mini, the giant, ready-sliced and we’re now launching the holy grail of avocados – stoneless.
“This amazing fruit has been on our radar for a couple of years and we’re very excited to have finally been able to get hold of some for our customers to try. We know they will be in demand and we’ve only been able to get our hands on a limited amount so make sure you get them while you can.”