My mom never ever bought an avocado that I can remember and I decided to start buying them, but I do not know much about them. The second thing I learned ( a nice lady in the store helped me pick some out, so that was the first thing) was that after cutting them up, they get spots if you don't eat them right away. I had used half for a salad for lunch and had refrigerated the other half for supper. Big mistake - maybe. I ate it anyway. Was that wrong? I did not want to waste it. So what is up with the spots? Is there a way to avoid them? Is it cosmetic only? The second try, I cut it open and the top was hollow and darkand dry (not slimy). I thought, Oh, no, I wasted $1.29, but cutting down further, it looked better. This one already had spots due to the deay at the top, so I threw half away and ate the bottom, some of it with spots, figuring, I ate spots before, why not again. So that is the extent of my avocado experience, except for eating out. Any tips?
BTW, if you have any tips on sprouting an avocado seed, please see my thread in Digging. Thanks.