It is fruit and vegetable at the same time. With an exquisite flavor and smooth to hazel and a tender and creamy consistency allow its combination with any food. It is of perennial leaf and originates originally of the tropics and subtropical Central American. Trees can reach a height of twenty meters, and do not give fruit before four or seven years of age. It is a pear-shaped fruit, although it can also be cucumber or apple-shaped. Its skin is green, the tone and texture change from one variety to another. It has a creamy and green flesh that covers a large brown inedible seed.