11 Facts About Avocado


Avocado is a medium-sized, evergreen tree in the laurel family .

FactSnippet No. 1,323,292

Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating, and are often propagated through grafting to maintain consistent fruit output.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,293

Avocado trees bear one of the most resource-intensive fruits under wide cultivation, with each avocado fruit requiring 70 litres of water to grow.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,294

Avocado production is implicated in other externalities, including environmental justice, human rights concerns, deforestation and the partial control of their production in Mexico by organized crime.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,295

In 1915, the California Avocado Association introduced the then-innovative term avocado to refer to the plant.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,296

Related searches

Mexico California

Avocado is unusual in that the timing of the male and female flower phases differs among cultivars.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,297

Avocado trees are vulnerable to bacterial, viral, fungal, and nutritional diseases .

FactSnippet No. 1,323,298

Avocado was introduced from Mexico to California in the 19th century, and has become a successful cash crop.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,299

California Avocado Commission and the California Avocado Society are the two major grower organizations and Calavo Growers is a major distributor.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,300

Avocado slices are frequently added to hamburgers and tortas and is a key ingredient in California rolls and other makizushi .

FactSnippet No. 1,323,301

Avocado leaves contain a toxic fatty acid derivative, persin, which in sufficient quantity can cause colic in horses and without veterinary treatment, death.

FactSnippet No. 1,323,302