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Avocado – the Alligator Pear

Avocado – the Alligator Pear

Photo: by Chuck Hubbuch Avocado is known to botanists as Persea americana. As its scientific name suggests, it is native to the Americas, specifically Mexico and nearby Central America. However, it is cultivated in warm climates around the world for its edible fruit....