Southern Florida avocado growers are expected to harvest 900,000 bushels of avocados during the current season, which lasts from March to April of the following year. Peak loadings occur between August and November.
Brooks Tropical of Homestead, FL has the SlimCado, the trademarked name for its hydrocooled green-skin avocados.
Florida avocado shipments are expected to be similar to last season.
The Florida Avocado Administrative Committee of Homestead reports
Some consumers use hass avocados from California or Mexico for guacamole and Florida avocados in their salads.
The committee has states there is room for various versions of the fruit and you don’t just eat one kind of apple. Why eat just one kind of avocado?
Some consumers use hass avocados from California or Mexico for guacamole and Florida avocados in their salads. Florida avocados are larger than the hass variety, and they brown much more slowly, which means dishes can be prepared the night before they’re served.
During the off-peak season in Florida, they’re imported from the Dominican Republic. The East Coast and the South are the biggest U.S. markets for green-skin avocados.
J&C Tropicals in Miami has added a 50-acres to its grove for green-skin avocados. This brings the company’s avocado groves to 200 acres and is planning further expansion.