Avocados are proving fruitful

Tim and Katrina Myers among the trees at Barham Avocados.

It’s known far and wide as the avocado. But what, exactly, is it? A nut? No, although that big pit in the middle might make you think otherwise. A vegie? Wrong again. A lot of people still argue it is, in the US it is classified as one in most areas. But truth be told, it’s a fruit, because it’s the product of a plant’s mature flower and it has a seed. And folks, that’s the definition of a fruit, says ANDREW MOLE.

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