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Avocado Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Free printable avocado trivia questions with answers.

 

Avacado Trivia Quiz Questions

 

The avocado, is believed to have originated where?
A: In the state of Puebla, Mexico.

The native, undomesticated variety is known as a criollo, and is what?
A: Small, with dark black skin, and contains a large seed.

The oldest evidence of avocado use was found where?
A: In a cave located in Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico, that dates to around 10,000 BC.

Where does the avocado tree has a long history of cultivation?
A: In Central and South America.

A water jar shaped like an avocado, dating to AD 900, was discovered in what pre-Incan city?
A: The city of Chan Chan.

The first written record in English of the use of the word 'avocado' was by whom?
A: Hans Sloane in a 1696 index of Jamaican plants.

The word "avocado" comes from what Spanish word?
A: Aguacate.

Avocados are known as "butter fruit" in parts of what country?
A: India.

An avocado goes by the name "bơ" in Vietnamese, which is the same word that is used for what?
A: Butter.

The avocado tree grows to how tall?
A: 66 feet.

The subtropical species needs a climate without what?
A: Frost and with little wind.

What do high winds do?
A: They reduce the humidity, dehydrate the flowers, and affect pollination.

Yield is reduced when the irrigation water is what?
A: Highly saline.

Commercial orchards produce an average of how many tons per hectare each year?
A: Seven.

Biennial bearing can be a problem, with heavy crops in one year being followed by what?
A: Poor yields the next.

The avocado tree does not tolerate freezing temperatures, and can be grown only in what type of climate?
A: Subtropical or tropical climates.

The avocado is a climacteric fruit, which matures on the tree, but ripens where?
A: Off the tree.

Avocados for commerce are picked hard and green and kept in coolers at 37.9 to 42.1 °F until what ?
A: They reach their final destination.

Avocados must be mature to what?
A: To ripen properly.

Avocados that fall off the tree ripen where?
A: On the ground.

Generally, the fruit is picked once it reaches what?
A: Maturity.

Once picked, avocados ripen in how long?
A: One to two weeks .

Some supermarkets sell ripened avocados which have been treated with what?
A: Synthetic ethylene to hasten ripening.

The use of an ethylene gas "ripening room", which is now an industry standard, was pioneered in the 1980s by what farmer?
A: Gil Henry of Escondido.

In some cases, avocados can be left on the tree for how long?
A: Several months.

What happens if the fruit remains unpicked for too long?
A: It falls to the ground.

Avocados can be propagated by seed, taking roughly how long to bear fruit?
A: Four to six years.

While dozens of cultivars are grown, the 'what' avocado is today the most common?
A: Hass.

It produces fruit year-round and accounts for what percentage of cultivated avocados in the world?
A: 80%.

All 'Hass' trees are descended from a single "mother tree" raised by whom?
A: A mail carrier named Rudolph Hass, of La Habra Heights, California.

Hass patented the productive tree in what year?
A: 1935.

The "mother tree", of uncertain subspecies, died of root rot and was what?
A: Cut down in September, 2002.


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