Lonely Planet Writer

'Avozilla' has arrived in Australia for the joy of all avocado toast lovers

Fans of the avocado toast rejoice, because your favourite brunch dish’s main ingredient just got bigger. A lot bigger.

Avocados as big as a human head have arrived in Australia, and everyone on and off the Internet is in a frenzy over it. The new “Avozilla,” as it’s been already been dubbed, is a South African variety that weights up to 1.8kg and can be five times larger than a common avocado. One of these Avozillas is enough to prepare up to twenty avocado servings, which is definitely convenient.

One Avozilla is five times larger than regular avocados. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

If you can’t wait to try it, then you might want to head over to the town of Yeppoon, on the coast of Queensland. That’s where the only farm that grows the Avozilla, Groves Grown Tropical Fruit, is based. This family-run farm grows all sorts of tropical fruits, from mangoes to starfruits, and it’s also the only one in Australia to currently hold the license necessary to grow the giant avocados. The Groves family only has 400 “Avozilla trees,” true, but they also have a headstart of four years on their competitors, so they can rest assured that they’ll remain the top name in the market for a while longer.

Many believe that Queensland is the place where the avocado toast first became popular, around the 1970s, before being shot into global brunch fame by being featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook.

One Avozilla is enough to make up to twenty servings of avo on toast. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for CBD For Life

The Avozilla is distributed by Express Fuite Service mainly to grocers in Brisbane and in Sydney in New South Wales, but you can find some even as far away as Perth and Adelaide. You might want to hurry though because every available Avozilla is being snatched up pretty fast.