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Botanical name for avocado plant is Persea Americana. Avocado can grow in a variety of geographical locations but it is native to the Mesoamerican region. Avocado is an evergreen plant, and can grow in diverse environmental conditions. Avocado plant can grow any where from central highlands to the rain forests of northwest Columbia (Smith et al., 1992).

The avocado has various names. In the past it was called as alligator pear, midshipman's butter, vegetable butter, or sometimes as butter pear. Avocados may grow well in the mild-winter areas of California, Florida and Hawaii. Some sub varieties of could be seen in the northern parts of California and along the Gulf Coast.

An average avocado tree produces about 120 avocados annually. Commercial orchards produce an average of 7 tonnes per hectare each year, with some orchards achieving 20 tonnes per hectare (FAO statistics). Biennial bearing can be a problem, with heavy crops in one year being followed by poor yields the next. The fruit is sometimes called an avocado pear or alligator pear, from its shape and green skin. The avocado tree does not tolerate freezing temperatures, and so can be grown only in subtropical and tropical climates.

Avocados can be grown from seed, but the plants are usually propagated by grafting. They are set in the grove 20 to 40 feet apart depending upon whether the type of growth is spreading or upright. Sometimes they are set at 15 to 20 feet with the alternate plants removed after a few years. Older orchards with spreading trees may have as few as 40 trees per acre. Orchards with upright trees may have 150 trees per acre. About 90 trees per acre is average (Lee and Burns 1967). Fruit bearing begins at 3 to 6 years of age and may continue for 50 or more years.

Introduction
Avocados were first cultivated in South America with later migration to Mexico. It was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers. European.....

Where do you find avocado
Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree and the fruit of that tree, classified in the flowering plant family, Lauraceae. It is native to Central America and Mexico. The tree grows to 20 m (65 ft), with.....

Cultivation
This subtropical species needs a climate without frost and not too much wind. When a frost event does happen, the fruit drops from the tree, reducing the yield. The cultivar 'Hass' can tolerate temperatures.....

Uses for avocado
The fruit of horticultural cultivars range from more or less round to egg or pear-shaped, typically the size of a temperate-zone pear or larger, on the outside bright green to green-brown (or almost.....

Avocado related trade war
After the NAFTA treaty was signed, Mexico tried exporting avocados to the USA. The U.S. government resisted, claiming that the trade would introduce fruit flies that would destroy California crops. The.....

Avocado plant
The avocado is grown primarily in California, to a lesser extent in Florida, and on only a few acres in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and southern Texas. Crop production in 1970 amounted to 83,400 tons valued.....

Avocado Recipes
Look for firm avocados if you're planning on using them later in the week, otherwise, select fruit that yields to gentle pressure for immediate use......