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The avocado, is believed to have originated where?
A: In the state of Puebla, Mexico.
The native, undomesticated variety is known as a criollo,
and is what?
A: Small, with dark black skin, and contains a large seed.
The oldest evidence of avocado use was found where?
A: In a cave located in Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico, that dates to around 10,000
Where does the avocado tree has a long history of
A: In Central and South America.
A water jar shaped like an avocado, dating to AD 900, was
discovered in what pre-Incan city?
A: The city of Chan Chan.
The first written record in English of the use of the word
'avocado' was by whom?
A: Hans Sloane in a 1696 index of Jamaican plants.
The word "avocado" comes from what Spanish word?
Avocados are known as "butter fruit" in parts of what
An avocado goes by the name "bơ" in Vietnamese, which is
the same word that is used for what?
The avocado tree grows to how tall?
A: 66 feet.
The subtropical species needs a climate without what?
A: Frost and with little wind.
What do high winds do?
A: They reduce the humidity, dehydrate the flowers, and affect pollination.
Yield is reduced when the irrigation water is what?
A: Highly saline.
Commercial orchards produce an average of how many tons per
hectare each year?
Biennial bearing can be a problem, with heavy crops in one
year being followed by what?
A: Poor yields the next.
The avocado tree does not tolerate freezing temperatures,
and can be grown only in what type of climate?
A: Subtropical or tropical climates.
The avocado is a climacteric fruit, which matures on the
tree, but ripens where?
A: Off the tree.
Avocados for commerce are picked hard and green and kept in
coolers at 37.9 to 42.1 °F until what ?
A: They reach their final destination.
Avocados must be mature to what?
A: To ripen properly.
Avocados that fall off the tree ripen where?
A: On the ground.
Generally, the fruit is picked once it reaches what?
Once picked, avocados ripen in how long?
A: One to two weeks .
Some supermarkets sell ripened avocados which have been
treated with what?
A: Synthetic ethylene to hasten ripening.
The use of an ethylene gas "ripening room", which is now an
industry standard, was pioneered in the 1980s by what farmer?
A: Gil Henry of Escondido.
In some cases, avocados can be left on the tree for how
A: Several months.
What happens if the fruit remains unpicked for too long?
A: It falls to the ground.
Avocados can be propagated by seed, taking roughly how long
to bear fruit?
A: Four to six years.
While dozens of cultivars are grown, the 'what' avocado is
today the most common?
It produces fruit year-round and accounts for what
percentage of cultivated avocados in the world?
All 'Hass' trees are descended from a single "mother tree"
raised by whom?
A: A mail carrier named Rudolph Hass, of La Habra Heights, California.
Hass patented the productive tree in what year?
The "mother tree", of uncertain subspecies, died of root
rot and was what?
A: Cut down in September, 2002.
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