Freshly-picked avocados for sale

Freshly-picked avocados for sale by Rudy Girón

One of the benefits of living in the villages of La Antigua Guatemala is that many of the neighbors sell their excess of freshly-picked fruits and veggies from their back yard orchard. As shown in the picture, avocados are very inexpensive, just Q1 to Q1.50 ($0.12 to $0.18); with these prices it’s no wonder that antiüeños are known as pansas verdes (green bellies).

What other fruits and vegetables do think people grown in their home orchards?

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  • Lico43

    Rudy: los antigüeños somos de VIENTRE ESMERALDADO, en lugar de panza verde…es mas elegante…jajaja…

  • Eric

    With that wonderful volcanic soil, I’ll bet there are no limits to what is grown around La Antigua.  Rudy, I have to tell you, the grocery store closest to me just advertized a sale on avocados … $2 (16Q) each !!  I should be in La Antigua soon.  I’ll be the norteamericano con la panza verde.  😀

  • Luis

    Yesterday, here in the San Francisco Bay Area I had some avocados that I bought on sale for $1.  But I am so lucky for spending the coming Semana Santa in LAG because I will have the opportunity to enjoy those delicious aguacates antigueños for a few lenes.

  • El Canche

    I can raise your other contributors: avocados in a major supermarket in England are Q20 each and sometimes in a sale at Q13 each (not the big ones). Very few green bellies over here!