Nimlioh Avocado

November 7th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you like to quote, “Did your man deliver, or did he deliver?”, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★½☆

This is a huge sphere shaped black avocado – bigger than a softball, nice pale green to yellow flesh

AROMA Rating: ★★½☆☆

None

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★★

The outside is really hard, even when ripe (so you need to test it by sticking a toothpick in to it) but the flesh is perfectly creamy and soft, spreads with a butter knife. No strings like some avocados.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★★

Smooth condensed avocado flavor. This is the most avocadoey (a technical term) avocado that I have ever had.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I would write my overall thoughts here but I can’t stop the stream of tears coming from my eyes because I have no idea where I will ever find another one of these. I have to launch the search for Finding Nimlioh! I am in creamy, dreamy avocado love.

FRUIT

Avocado

Race

Guatemalan

VARIETY

Nimlioh

PEAK

Fall

ORIGIN

Unknown

GROWN

UC Irvine

PURCHASED

Free!
from a
California Rare
Fruit Growers

meeting
…..

NOTES

I turned this avocado in to guacamole and it seriously lasted for days and days.  This one humongous avocado could easily feed six people if none of those people are me because I am not sharing. No – find your own Nimlioh. This one is mine.
Three races of avocados

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  • Nate May 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    We are located in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. We will be relocating to Carpinteria, CA near Santa Barbara. I have been trying to find Nimlioh avocado trees to plant by pairing up with a Hass tree.

    Do you have any information where the Nimlioh trees are available?

    Thank you,

    Nate (brocos@sbcglobal.net)

  • Fruit Maven May 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Oh I wish I knew. I received this one as a gift when I attended an avocado lecture at a California Rare Fruit Growers Meeting. The woman speaking was the UC Irvine Avocado Curator. Their website is here, maybe that will help.

  • William May 29, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I just bought a Nimlioh and Queen avocado from Atkins nursery in Fallbrook. You might want to give them a call and ask if they have any more.

    William Visalia Ca

  • Fruit Maven May 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Ohhh – right here in Fallbrook? That’s fantastic. I don’t grow anything (black thumb + laziness) but I hope someone close by grows some and sends them to me.

    Wink, wink, hint, hint William.

  • Nate Sep 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Did you ever find out where to get more Nimlioh avocado, or even a tree? I am in the LA area, but will be planting it as a “B” blossom to go along with my Hass. I also have a young Zutano tree in its first year without grafting.

    Any suggestions, other than the rare fruit growers will be meeting later this month in Balboa Park, San Diego.

    Thanks,

    Nate
    818-906-2135

  • Fruit Maven Sep 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry Nate – I don’t grow anything so I don’t have tree advice for you. I just eat them and sadly I haven’t seen these again. Excuse me while I cry…

  • Nate Jan 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

    In December, I bought a large avocado fruit (more than a pound) from the local LA market, with a sticker “Grown in Dominican Republic). I’m trying to find out if this fruit is what is referred to as a Florida Avocado? If not, what is a Florida Avocado? I’m trying to pair up A and B blossoms, and so far have Haas and Zutano trees going.

    Nate
    brocos@sbcglobal.net

  • Fruit Maven Jan 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

    My understanding is that a Florida Avocado is likely just a reference to the location it was grown and a reflection of some sort of united group of growers promoting the region. It is unlikely that Florida Avocado is a specific variety, but I’m not at all an expert on that.

  • Nate Jan 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Thank you, William.

    Nate

  • Nate Jan 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks, FM. You are likely right about your speculation. Could be Fuerta. I am continuing my search for Nimlioh and Atkins is not answering the phone. We will continue to try to purchase a Nimlioh tree to pare up with Hass (A and B blossoms). BTW, I have a small Cherimoya orchard in Carpinteria and will be removing some mature fruit-bearing trees. Any interest? If so, contact us: brocos@sbcglobal.net.

  • Wooten Kauai Aug 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    If you want to know where to get Nimlioh email me.
    I have 10 small trees but I don’t know much about them.
    in about 7 yrears I will know a lot about them
    Yours truly; Wooten Kauai

  • Jack Jan 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    The Nimlioh is grown on the Big Island, Hawaii. I lived in a small Community called Wood Valley in Kauu district (south side). We had a huge tree in the back yard. The Hilo farmer’s market may have. Also check with the nursery Plant it Hawaii http://plantithawaii.com/–Aloha from Thailand

  • Kathy Diewald May 18, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I grow Nimlioh as well…but I grafted mine onto a seedling avocado that volunteered by rolling out of our compost pile and taking root. I got my scion wood from Julie Frink…who is your avocado expert from the Orange County Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. We have a Scionwood Exchange each January..held at the Barn on the Orange County Fairgrounds…in the Centennial Farm…located just north of the parking lot on Fairview…where the huge swap meet is on the weekends. They have a website…and the meetings are held there at the farm…in the Silo building…right by the animals and crops. You need to be a member to enjoy the scion wood exchange…but you may be able to join a local group to get your Nimlioh scions…to graft to your seedlings. This is the tip growth from anyone who grows the variety you want to graft onto the one already either growing in a pot or in the ground. I have had not luck with grafting in pots…but always have luck if I graft a seedling avocado that is rooted in the ground.

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