Hawaii woman's 5-pound avocado named world's heaviest

By Daniel Uria
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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records officially named a Hawaii woman's massive avocado the world's heaviest.

Pamela Wang earned the world record for heaviest avocado after stumbling upon the gargantuan green fruit, which weighed 5 pounds, 3.6 ounces.


"When I got the email from Guinness World Records saying the avocado had [achieved the record], I caught myself gleefully grinning. As I shared the news that indeed this avocado had really set a world record, I was also humbled," Wang said.

She found the record-breaking avocado while walking in Kealakekua, near Konawaena High School on Nov. 26 and instantly realized she had found something special.

"I see avocados every day and I pick up avocados every day, but this one ... it was hard to miss," Wang said. "It was as big as my head."

Wang weighed the avocado in the presence of an independent witness -- Ken Love, executive director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers -- for Guinness' consideration.

She then shared the bounty with friends and customers at Florian's Cafe.

"It tasted excellent. We had 10 people there and didn't even use up half of one half of the avocado," she said.


While she awaited the results, Wang was pleased the story of her massive discovery had reached so many eyes.

"All along, I've been amazed how much interest an avocado could generate. I delighted in watching the story go viral," she said. "I was thrilled to have so many people acknowledge and root for a big avocado. Hearing old friends across the globe, former foreign exchange students and members of the community reach out to congratulate me as the story made its way around the world was awesome."

Wang's discovery toppled the previous record holder for heaviest avocado, which stood unbeaten for eight years weighing 4 pounds, 13.2 ounces.

She expects a new record holder to come along some day, but presently enjoys her spot in the record books.

"I am aware that there are very likely bigger avocados just waiting to be found. It's just a matter of time," Wang said. "Meanwhile random people recognize me as the avocado lady."

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