Hawaii avocado: Huge 'head-sized' fruit in world record bid

From BBC - December 6, 2017

A woman in Hawaii may have found the world's biggest avocado, reports say.

Pamela Wang from Kealakekua on Big Island was out walking when she saw the 5.2lb (2.35kg) fruit. "It was as big as my head," she told the West Hawaii Today newspaper.

Ms Wang has submitted an application to Guinness World Records. In 2009 a 4.8lb avocado was verified in Venezuela.

"Smashed avocado" on toast has become a popular breakfast among young people in the West.

It has come to symbolise a generational wealth divide after an Australian columnist lambasted young people worried about high property prices for spending money on the dish instead of saving.

Ms Wang said her giant avocado came from a 40-year-old tree that overhangs a street she regularly walks along. In Hawaii, fruit that overhangs or falls in a public place is free to claim.

She provided photographs of the avocado to West Hawaii Today.

"I see avocados every day and I pick up avocados every day, but this one it was hard to miss," she told the newspaper.


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