The behemoth avocado was grown in Kula -Maui- by the Pokini Family; it is now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s heaviest avo, weighing in at a monster 5.6 pounds (2.54 kgs).
Juliane Pokini says her husband is the one with the green thumb and everything he touches seems to grow. The seeds came from a family member in Kailua. After earning the world record, the Pokinis put the giant avocado to use, making guacamole. Pokini says the dip fed about 20 people.
Pokini said more giant avocados are on the horizon with harvesting season coming up in December. She says she already sees some pretty big ones growing.