Persea americana (Avocado)
Colombia has nineteen native species of the genus Persea, but this is not one of them. Cultivated below 8,500 feet Avocado it is an export crop 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 sized avocado. It is called aguacate in Colombia. Photographed in the central Andes mountain range of Colombia (Cordillera Central), Valley of Cauca and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.