Fuerte Avocado (mid- to early season variety This avocado fruit is medium and pear-shaped. Its skin is rough in texture, of medium thickness and turns green when ripe. The flesh has a nice creamy and buttery taste. It ripens during the winter and the spring. During fruit set, it is sensitive to low temperatures. Reed Avocado (very late season varietyReed avocados have a rich, creamy taste and soft texture. They are larger than the Hass variety and slightly rounded. This variety ripens later than all the other avocado varieties and is popular for their especially buttery flavour and velvety texture.