Last Updated: September 9, 2023

A Haas Avocado next to a pair of Don Gillogly Avocados

My neighbor’s dad is a local avocado grower so we’re enjoying all the avocados we can eat right now. For the market he grows your standard Haas, but he also has a smaller grove where he grows rare and unusual varieties.

The other day he brought us a variety called “Don Gillogly”, which is actually a Haas that took a weird genetic turn and produces the club-shaped fruit you see here next to a regular Haas.

As avocados go, the Don Gillogly is a smaller tree that produces a ton of fruit for its size. Unfortunately, the fruit doesn’t travel or store well so you’re unlikely to see it unless you know someone who has a tree.

The ripe fruit is softer and creamier than a standard Haas, so it’s better for spreads and guacamole than it is for eating in slices. Delicious nonetheless.