Mexican avocado shipments should pick up as fall progresses after experiencing a shortfall this summer.
Mexico’s flora loca — or off bloom — crop peaked recently, and this will be followed by the aventajada crop in September with good volume in October as main shipments get underway. Both California and Peru avocado seasons will be over by this time.
Calavo Growers Inc. of Santa Paula, CA reports peak flavor for Mexican avocados comes between November and June. The company expects Mexico to have a larger crop next year, with December through June looking good for big volume from Mexico.
Healthy Avocado Inc of Berkeley, CA report by October, Mexico will be trucking up to 1,400 loads of avocados per week into the U.S.
Eco Farms of Temecula, CA expects good, steady Mexican avocado volume until mid- to late September, which should be followed by big volume.
Mission Produce of Oxnard, CA agrees August and September were modest for Mexican avocado shipments with good volume arriving by mid- to late October, when the main crop matures.