Hawaii family earns Guinness record for heaviest avocado

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has attained a place among the Guinness World Records for harvesting the heaviest avocado on Earth.

The Maui News reported Oct. 10 that the Pokini family received the Guinness certificate this week for the green fruit weighing 5.6 pounds.

Mark and Juliane Pokini say they applied for the recognition in December with their son, Loihi.

The family’s avocado tree in Kula on Maui is more than 10 years old and reaches a height of 20 feet.

Mark Pokini said he planted the tree when his son was born using a seed from his parents’ 50-year-old tree on Oahu.

Juliane Pokini said the prize avocado was put to good use when they “made a whole bunch of guacamole” to share with family and friends.

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