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A woman in Hawaii may have found the world's biggest avocado, reports say
Hawaiian avocado: Huge 'head-sized' fruit in world record bid (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 284)
Dec 7, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
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"Smashed avocado" on toast has become a popular breakfast among young people in the West, but this fruit would serve a whole family.

A Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the massive avocado she found is the world's largest. Pamela Wang from Kealakekua on Big Island was out walking when she saw the 2.35kg fruit on Sunday. "I see avocados every day, and I pick up avocados every day, but this one… It was hard to miss. It was as big as my head," she told the West Hawaii Today newspaper.

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 had Ken Love, executive director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, witness the avocado's weighing. Guinness's verification process requires an expert to be present and the fruit to be photographed. She provided photographs of the avocado to West Hawaii Today.

"I've seen [avocados] longer and I've seen them fatter, but not both," said Love, who verified the fruit's weight at 2.35kg. "I think people have other ones that they don't weigh, but I think this one, it was way up there."

Ms Wang is due to hear back from Guinness within two months.

She ate the massive avocado with friends after the weigh-in. "It tasted excellent. The tree is very good. We had 10 people there and didn't even use up one half of the avocado," she said.

Guinness previously verified in January 2009 an avocado submitted by Gabriel Ramirez Nahim of Caracas, Venezuela, which weighed 2.2kg.

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