Hawaii Family Sets Guinness World Record For Biggest Avocado

You're going to need a whole lot of tortilla chips for this one.
AP - The Pokini family

Holy Guacamole! Millennials everywhere have a reason to freak out because the world’s heaviest avocado was found in Hawaii.

While average avocados weigh about six ounces, the Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness World Record last week for an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, according to The Maui News. Now, that’s a lot of avocado toast.

Mark and Juliane Pokini and their son, Loihi, submitted their avocado to be weighed last December, so when the news came that they were granted the certificate it was cause for celebration.

“We were excited ... But at the same time, we were like, finally. It was such a long wait,” Juliane Pokini told the outlet.

The Hawaii family submitted a similar avocado — actually weighing one ounce more — in early 2018. But because of a fault in paperwork, the family was denied the top spot.

AP - The Pokini family

This time around they were ultra thorough. They acquired input from a certified expert gardener, two forms completed by witnesses, a state-certified scale, photographs, video and other documentation, according to AP.

The Pokini’s avocado tree is 10 years old and stands 20 feet tall. Using a seed from his brother-in-law’s tree, Mark planted the record-breaking tree when his son was born.

AP - The Pokini family

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