A family based in Hawaii recently registered themselves in the Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest avacado. The Pokini family from Maui was awarded the Guinness certificate this week for their avocado measuring the weight of 2.54 kg, The Maui News reported.
For frame of reference, as per the Guinness official, an average avocado weighs about 170 grams.
The family’s avocado tree is more than 10 years old and 20 feet tall. Mark Pokini sowed it when his son was born, using the seed from his brother-in-laws tree.
The family applied for the Guinness recognition in December, which involved a tough verification process by the company named chronicler of the world’s record achhievements.
Previously, the Pokini family had tried to register a record with another avocado but it didn’t meet all the conditions of the Guinness verification process necessitating input from a certified horticulturalist.
In the second attempt, the family cumulated a team and the right tools before hand as they witnessed the growth of what became the record fruit.
They did not nurture the tree, deciding to "kind of just leave it alone," Juliane Pokini said.
"Winning was emotional. We were excited. But at the same time, we were like, finally. It was such a long wait," she added.
"The prize avocado was put to good use as the family made a whole bunch of guacamole to share with relatives and friends," she said.