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Commodity Guide Page
The Commodity Guide Page provides general product-related information and may serve as a tool to help regulatory officials identify fruits and vegetables intercepted at U.S. ports of entry. A flag ( Access Restricted to APHIS/CBP ) indicates information that is intended for and available to an APHIS/CBP audience only.
Avocado Persea americana Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Avocado 
Scientific Name(s): Persea americana 
Common Name(s): abacate, abokado, aguacate, alligator pear, avocado, avocadobaum, avocadopalme, avocatier, calavo, e li, palto, wani-nashi 
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  • 4 to 5 inches long; 3 to 4 inches in diameter
  • Thin, green, and leathery skin
  • Some varieties have warty skin
  • Oily pulp
  • Large pit
  • Tropical
Season Information: January - December. . 
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