Guinness record for heaviest avocado in Hawaii
A family in Hawaii has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest avocado.
The Pokini family on the island of Maui grew the record avocado that weighed 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms).
The family’s avocado tree, which measures at 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall, was planted when Mark and Juliane Pokini’s son, Lo’ihi, was born more than 10 years ago, The Independent reported.
In 2018, the family made its first attempt for one of its avocados to be considered by Guinness World Records as the world’s heaviest.
However, the avocado did not meet the organization’s requirements for the verification process. These included two forms signed while being overseen by witnesses and guidance from a horticulturist.
Upon the second attempt in December 2018, the family ensured they were as prepared as possible.
Pokini said they refrained from tending to the avocado tree, opting instead to “kind of just leave it alone”.
Although the avocado was certified in December, the Pokini family received their official certificate this week.
Pokini added they used the avocado to make a “whole bunch of guacamole” for friends and family members.
The previous Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest avocado was also from Hawaii - that one weighed 5.23 pounds.