Florida Avocado Shipments are Getting Underway

Florida Avocado Shipments are Getting Underway

South Florida avocado shipments started in early June but loadings are expected to be lighter during the early part of the season, with heavier volume to come.

Shipments may be slightly down compared to last year’s big crop.

Brooks Tropicals of Homestead, FL expects the 2020-21 Florida SlimCado Tropical avocado crop to be somewhat smaller than last year’s, with a later true start date due to extremely dry spring weather.

M&M Farms of Miami reports early season volume may be off 20 to 25 percent compared with a year ago because of hot weather earlier this year.

The shipper believes a better crop will be available towards the middle of the season in September and October. Harvest of Florida’s greenskin avocado crop will continue through the end of the year and into the first quarter of 2021. The company typically ships through March.


New Limeco of Princeton, FL started shipping in early June and plans to continue until March or April next year. Volume is expected to be similar to a year ago.