The avocado, a tree likely originating from south central Mexico,is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae.
The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.
They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting.
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