Avocado taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Avocado fruit (Persea Americana) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Avocado as it is a combination of genus (Persea) and species (P. Americana). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Magnollidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Avocado is Lauraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Avocado
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Avocado that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Avocado Facts are:
- The oldest living avocado tree is found in University of California and was planted in 1879.
- Avocados can be swapped for butter in Baked Goods Recipes.
- Avocado ripens more quickly with a banana or an apple around.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Bacon, Fuerte, Gwen, Hass, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano. It is not available in seedless variety.