Offbeat | 'Big as my head': Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado

Offbeat | 'Big as my head': Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado

There's no doubt that Americans are obsessed with avocados.

While on a walk over the weekend, Pamela Wang, a resident of Kealakekua, Hawaii, found something miraculous: a 5.23-pound avocado the size of her head. "We had 10 people there and didn't even use up half of one half of the avocado", she said.

A woman in Hawaii has contacted Guinness World Records to see if she may have the world's heaviest avocado.

Wang said she picks up avocados every day, but this one was hard to miss. "It was as big as my head".

Wang took the giant fruit to her local farmers market, the Pure Kona Green Market, and showed it to various produce purveyors.

Just think of all the avocado toast!

She had Ken Love, executive director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, witness the avocado's weighing.

The avocado is not of the Hass variety, which is what grocery stores often carry.

While Guinness doesn't have a "largest avocado" category, Elizabeth Montoya, assistant public relations manager of Guinness World Records America Inc, told Wang that they do have a "heaviest avocado" section.

So is Wang's fruit big enough to mash the competition?

Ms Wang is due to hear back from Guinness within two months. "Our Records Management Team will need to review any evidence submitted by the applicant".

Pamela Wang of the Big Island found the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado Sunday on a walk, the West Hawaii Today newspaper reported. It's a different varietal called Daily 11 that's typically three times larger than the standard avocado.

Wang said she found the avocado under a tree that hangs over a street. The current record holder, Gabriel Ramirez Nahim of Venezuela, discovered a 4-pound avocado in 2009.

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