Avocado Butter Fruit (Alligator pear): Persea americanna Miller

Introduction
Nutritive Values

(per 100g edible portion)

Energy

215.0 k cal

Protein

1.7 g

Fat

22.8 g

Carbohydrates

0.8 g

Calcium

10.0 mg

Phosphorus

80.0 mg

Iron

0.7 mg


Medicinal values
Reduces cholesterol level in blood; useful in intestinal disorders, bright's disease (nephritis) psoriasis, used in the production of high quality soaps, creams and oils for beautification.

Major Growing Areas
Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Badullla, Kegalle

Nature of Cultivation

Scattered cultivations and in home gardens.

 

Recommended Varieties
Pollock, Purple varieties, Fuerte, Booth - 7, Simmonds, Tower 11


Program: Crop Improvment

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

 

Station

Officer

   

Collection and evaluation of germplasm

HORDI Horana, Thelijjawila

S.Heenkenda
S.S.Weerasinghe

No. of selections identified  

Cont 05 Yrs (2002-2007)

 

Program: Crop Management

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

Station

Officer

Studies on traning & pruning

Horana 

     

 

Program: Crop Protection

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

 

Station

Officer

   

Studies on management of pests & dieseases.

Horana

G.Ratnasinghe & P.W.Alahakoon

   


Program: Postharvest Handling

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time Frame

Station 

Officer

Maturity indices and Ripening

FRU

K.H.Sarananda 

Recommendation

1 Yrs (2003)