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UPDATE: Avocados

July 31, 2017

Avocado prices are rising; supplies are limited, especially No. 2 grade fruit. Expect elevated markets until Mexico’s fall crop starts in late September.

  • 2017 California crop volume was lower than normal; the season is wrapping up quickly
  • The Peruvian import season is nearly finished
  • Growers in Mexico have transitioned to the summer crop (Flora Loca bloom) which has the lowest volume of the year
    • Supplies are mainly No. 1 grade; No. 2s are scarce
    • Size structure is favoring small sizes (60-count and smaller); large sizes are diminishing (48-count and larger)
    • Fruit is taking longer to ripen due to a lower maturity level (normal for this time of year)
  • Availability will be limited for the next 8-10 weeks; prices will remain high through September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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