0.75in x 4.75in x 40in

Avocado

$60.00

This Avocado wood has golden creamy brown with faint light green and blue hues. Standard character. Slightly curving figure, No curl. No spalting/zone lines. No natural edge. We often have Avocado stock.

In stock

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Description

The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

Persea americana, or the avocado, possibly originated in the Tehuacan Valley, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, although fossil evidence suggests similar species were much more widespread millions of years ago. However, there is evidence for three possible separate domestications of the avocado, resulting in the currently recognized Mexican (aoacatl), Guatemalan (quilaoacatl), and West Indian (tlacacolaocatl) landraces. The Mexican and Guatemalan landraces originated in the highlands of those countries, while the West Indian landrace is a lowland variety that ranges from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador to Peru, achieving a wide range through human agency before the arrival of the Europeans. The three separate landraces were most likely to have already intermingled[a] in pre-Columbian America and were described in the Florentine Codex.

The earliest residents were living in temporary camps in an ancient wetland eating avocados, chilies, mollusks, sharks, birds, and sea lions. The oldest discovery of an avocado pit comes from Coxcatlan Cave, dating from around 9,000 to 10,000 years ago. Other caves in the Tehuacan Valley from around the same time period also show early evidence for the presence of avocado. There is evidence for avocado use at Norte Chico civilization sites in Peru by at least 3,200 years ago and at Caballo Muerto in Peru from around 3,800 to 4,500 years ago.

Unfortunately, many avocado trees in Hawaii are planted too close to roads and buildings for their rapid growth, and must be removed.

Janka Hardness: Unknown. The wood is light and seems soft. From our experience, sanding and cross cuts and are extremely easy, while rip cuts can be difficult.

Via Wikipedia

Please be aware that packages shipped out of Hawaii often take 2-3 extra days to arrive. We will provide you with a tracking number as soon as your order is shipped.


Dimensions0.75in x 4.75in x 40in
Weight59.5oz
SpeciesAvocado

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© 2019 Waimanalo Wood. All Rights Reserved. Site Producer Michael M Morgan

© 2019 Waimanalo Wood. All Rights Reserved. Site Producer Michael M Morgan