All Mexican avocado supplies are tight; smaller-sized fruit is being substituted for large-size shortages. California and Peruvian stocks are being shipped when needed due to the Mexican season’s slow start.
- Large sizes (32- to 48-count supplies) remain extremely limited
- Smaller sizes (60- to 70-count) are tightening, as they are filling the void of large size avocado shortages
- Quality is good; checkerboarding (uneven ripening within a case) has been reported
- New crop Mexican fruit will have a longer shelf-life than other avocado crops and bright green texture, regardless of the ripening stage
- Expect elevated prices for large sizes and steady markets for smaller fruit
- Supplies will diminish through the month of August, as the season starts it’s seasonal decline
- The crop is currently dominated by 48- and 60-count No. 1 grade fruit
- Quality is good; checkerboarding (uneven ripening) has been reported
- Expect to see stable pricing
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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