Following a summer of light volume avocado shipments, the U.S. market has opened up significantly this fall as supplies have increased plenty of imported Mexican fruit.
Calavo Growers Inc. of Santa Paula CA reports shipments through January are looking good and appear similar to last year.
The Hass Avocado Board of Mission Viejo, CA projected 2021 volume from Mexico, including projections for November and December, to reach about 2.4 billion pounds. That’s up slightly from 2.2 billion pounds in 2020.
Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc., of Fallbrook, CA anticipates a strong season out of Mexico with volume similar to last year.
College and professional football games, holiday parties and promotions by Avocados From Mexico all should contribute to strong shipments.
This year’s California season is complete with some avocados being imported from Chile and Colombia, but Mexico will be the primary supplier until early February, when California starts again.