A cluster green with yellow avocados hanging from a tree with rain drops dripping from the fruit
Persea americana (Avocado)

Colomibia has nineteen native species of the genus Persea, but this is not one of them. Avocado (called aguacate in Colombia) is an export crop for Colombia and very popular. It is available year-round and is usually better purchased from roadside fruit vendors (many who sell in front of grocery stores) ready to eat versus the supermarket where the fruit is often hard. The cost is roughly one dollar for a regular size avocado. Photographed in the central Andes mountain range of Colombia (Cordillera Central), Valley of Cauca and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Three avocados in a rust colored bowl, one green, one red and one dark purple
Yellow Persea americana inflorescences with yellow flowers under blue skies
A yellow Persea americana flower in sunlight
A yellow Persea americana inflorescence with yellow flowers under blue skies
Persea american