Another name for the avocado is the "alligator pear," so-called because of its alligator skin texture and pear shape.

Fun Facts: 
Avocados won’t go soft on their tree; instead, they are stored there for many months in a state of freshness, and must be picked to ripen.
European sailors traveling to the New World used ripe avocados as a kind of butter.
Varieties of avocados: Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Macarthur, Pinkerton, Reed and Zulano.
California, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Who Grows It

Harold Edwards

Limoneira Company
Santa Paula, CA

Larry Jacobs

Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo
Pescadero, CA

Phil Henry

Henry Avocado Corporation
Escondido, California

Steve Barnard

Mission Produce
Oxnard, California
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving  
Calories: 192  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 17.72g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 9mg 0.38%
Total Carbohydrate: 9.96g 3.32%
     Dietary Fiber: 7.8 0% 
     Sugars: 0.34g  
Protein: 2.25g  
Vitamin A 3.38% Vitamin C 16.83%
Calcium 1.5% Iron 3.89%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database