Avocado

Introduction

The avocado is a fruit that is gaining ever more ground in retail. The most recent figures, show that consumption in has increased by 25% in just one year. The avocado owes its popularity to its mild taste, the wide range of applications in the kitchen and, especially, its health properties.

Fruits are round to pear-shaped. There are several types of avocados on the market; the Hass variety is by far the most important. Because we have avocados worldwide, you are assured of year-round delivery reliability, directly from our growers farms.

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Storage advice

Transport To halt the ripening process, avocados are transported at a temperature of 5˚C.

Shop: Present avocados outside the refrigerator in-store. Maintain an ambient temperature of 16-20˚C.

Variety

Transport To halt the ripening process, avocados are transported at a temperature of 5˚C.

Shop: Present avocados outside the refrigerator in-store. Maintain an ambient temperature of 16-20˚C.

Growing and harvesting

The avocado is a stone fruit that grows on trees. An interesting detail about the growing process is that the tree is grafted with avocado cuttings. In nature, these trees can grow up to 20 metres high. In commercial cultivation, their height is limited to 2.5 to 5 metres by pruning, to allow for more efficient harvesting. Trees only start bearing fruit in the third year. Growers determine the harvesting time based on the oil content in the fruit.

Our avocados are harvested two weeks later than usual. At that moment, the fruit has more dry mass and the taste is nuttier. The shape and colour are also points of recognition for growers to start harvesting.
Not every avocado is ripe at the same time. That is why growers check the trees several times to pick the fruits (manually). Once picked, avocados are immediately cooled down to a temperature of 12˚C at the packing station. The fruits are then rinsed, sorted for quality and size and packed. Now it is time to prepare them for shipping to our clients worldwide.

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