Avocado 'as big as my head' could be world record

Pamela Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the five-pound avocado she snagged is the world's largest

Pamela Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the five-pound avocado she snagged is the world's largest

Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado she snagged is the world's largest.

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 was as big as my head". In 2009 a 4.8lb avocado was verified in Venezuela.

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

"It tasted excellent", Wang said. Anything overhanging or dropped outside a private property line is free for anyone to claim in Hawaii. She took the avocado home and weighed it.

"I've seen (avocados) longer and I've seen them fatter, but not both", Love said to West Hawaii Today.

Since Guinness requires an expert be present at the examination of an item before its submission to the group, the official weighing of Wang's avocado was witnessed by Ken Love, executive director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. "I think people have other ones that they don't weigh, but I think this one, it was way up there". In the meantime, after the fruit's weigh-in, she and her friends ate the avocado at a local cafe. "We had 10 people there and didn't even use up half of one half of the avocado". Daily 11 avocados have been known to grow to be several pounds, but the fruit found by Wang could be the heaviest ever recorded.

Local farmers now hold world records for the heaviest jackfruit and soursop, a fruit that occurs in the American tropics, and a local farmer also once held the record for the heaviest mango, he said.

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