Overview of avocados from California in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on June 22, 2022.
It’s a dichotomy of two markets says Mike Asdoorian of Fresno, California-based DLJ Produce about the current supplies of grapes available given grapes are coming in currently from both Coachella, California and Mexico.
A report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows that in 2020, the United States produced $426 million in avocados, or a little more than 206,000 tons. There are hundreds of kinds of avocados grown worldwide, ranging from the enormous Monroe variety, which weighs in at around 32 ounces, to the most common U.S. variety, the Hass.
According to NASS, the state of California grows roughly 90% of all the avocados in the United States, followed by the states of Florida and Hawaii. Most of the avocados in California are the Hass variety, which is native to the state. Avocados in the Golden State are a year-round crop, and while the average tree produces about 60 pounds of fruit, some trees can produce as much as 200 pounds in a single year.
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