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Friday, August 06, 2010

Did You Ever See an Avocado Tree?

Here in Israel, people eat a lot of avocado. I was in a Moshav near Nahariya, where I saw this and couldn't resist photographing it:



A little bit about the avocado from Wikipedia:
The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to the Caribbean, Mexico,[1] South America and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. The name "avocado" also refers to the fruit (technically a large berry that contains a large seed) of the tree, which may be egg-shaped or spherical.

Avocados are a commercially valuable fruit and are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world (and some temperate ones, such as California), producing a green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit that ripens after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit. Avocados are perennial.

2 comments:

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H

I miss Fuerte avocados, the almost black, bumpy ones. I made guacamole last Shabbath. :-)

I also miss the Nahariyah area. Haven't been there in years. I think it's beautiful up there!

Cosmic X said...

BY,

It is beautiful up there.

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