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

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

Pamela Wang discovered the mammoth fruit on a morning walk.

Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness to see if she will be the new record holder for heaviest avocado.

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

Pamela Wang snagged what could be the largest avocado in the world.

Daily 11's grow in fall and winter months and are not commercially available.

Wang then posted a photo of the fruit on Facebook, and a few friends suggested it could break a world record, which prompted her to submit it to Guinness. While Love said he assumes other people may have found similarly large avocados and simply just ate them instead of submitting their fruit to a record-breaking contest, he did think this one "was way up there". The current record-holding avocado was found in Venezuela in 2008, and weighed 4 pounds, 13.2 ounces.

If Guinness' panel confirms that Wangs' avocado is legitimate, she could dethrone him.

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

This article was originally published by Business Insider.

Guinness's verification process requires the fruit to be photographed and weighed in the presence of an expert - in this case Ken Love, a farmer and head of the organisation Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers.

She met up with friends and showed them the enormous avocado.

"I've seen [avocados] longer and I've seen them fatter, but not both", said Love, who verified the fruit's weight at 5.23 pounds.

"It tasted excellent. The tree is very good".


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