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

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