Persea americana

Not only because its creamy flesh tastes good, Avocado is one of the popular fruits. It contains unsaturated oils and other important nutrients.

sliced Avocado

Botanical name: Persea americana
Popular name(s): Avocado, Avocado Pear
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: The wild type is native to Mexico and some South American countries. Avocados are grown in tropical and subtropical regions.
Size/height: Depending on the cultivar, the fruits are between 7 and 20 centimeters long. The avocado tree can grow up to 20 meters high.
Edible: Yes
Season: Avocados are available all year round.

ripe Avocado
Ripe avocado with creamy flesh.

Avocado seed

Avocado fruit flesh
Semi-ripe avocado with flesh still firm.


Categories: Fruit & Vegetables |

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