Hawaiian avocado certified world’s heaviest

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo provided by Mary Lou Knurek, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Wang found the world's heaviest avocado, weighing  5-pound, 3.6-ounce (2.4-kilogram).  (Mary Lou Knurek via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo provided by Mary Lou Knurek, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Wang found the world's heaviest avocado, weighing 5-pound, 3.6-ounce (2.4-kilogram). (Mary Lou Knurek via AP, File)

Guinness World Records confirmed this week that a Hawaii woman found the world’s heaviest avocado.

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Pamela Wang was on her daily walk when she made the discovery -- a 5-pound, 3.6-ounce avocado in December.

News of the find made her and the oversized fruit a national and international story.

“I have so many people who called me up, contacted me, friends of mine and people who found me on Facebook,” Wang said. “The fun thing was reconnecting with all sorts of friends I haven’t talked to in a while who opened the paper and saw my face right there looking back at them.”

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo provided by Mary Lou Knurek, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Wang found the world's heaviest avocado, weighing 5-pound, 3.6-ounce (2.4-kilogram). (Mary Lou Knurek via AP, File)

Credit: Mary Lou Knurek

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo provided by Mary Lou Knurek, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Wang found the world's heaviest avocado, weighing 5-pound, 3.6-ounce (2.4-kilogram).  (Mary Lou Knurek via AP, File)

Credit: Mary Lou Knurek

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017 file photo provided by Mary Lou Knurek, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Wang found the world's heaviest avocado, weighing 5-pound, 3.6-ounce (2.4-kilogram). (Mary Lou Knurek via AP, File)

Credit: Mary Lou Knurek

Credit: Mary Lou Knurek

At home, she is recognized at farmers markets as “the avocado lady.”

“I walk through and people point at me, holding up their hands as if they are holding an avocado,” Wang said. “I thought that was really cool, where the community comes together and is excited over something as small as the heaviest avocado.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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