Imported Peruvian avocados should hit 200 million pounds to the U.S. this year, according to the Peruvian Avocado Commission.
Significant volume is expected by mid-June, with the season continuing until late September.
Index Fresh Inc. of Riverside, CA received its first Peruvian avocados only a few days ago. The company’s foodservice demand dropped about 90 percent around Easter, but the situation seemed to be improving by early May. Foodservice sales at Index Fresh had risen to 50 to 60 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels.
Robinson Fresh of Prairie, MN received its first U.S. arrivals of Peruvian avocados on May 3, about the same time as last year The company expects volume to be higher this year than last.
Calavo Growers Inc. of Santa Paula, CA should see its first arrivals June 15-21.
Mission Produce Inc. of Oxnard, CA should be up slightly compared to last year,
First arrivals were expected in the U.S. the first half of June, just in time as Mexico’s crop winds down for the summer.
McDaniel Fruit Co., McDaniel Fruit Co. of Fallbrook, CA received its first fruit of the season the week of May 11.