In January, the Andalusian Hass avocado harvest is usually in full swing in Malaga's Axarquia and the tropical coast of Granada, which account for about 90% of Spain's total production. Due to the unique climatic conditions required for this profitable fruit to survive, its cultivation is limited to very specific places in the country.
The Andalusian avocado campaign, which starts in October and ends in May, is carried out on 15,000 hectares in Malaga and Granada, 100 in Huelva and another 800 in Cádiz.
So far, the cultivation of this tropical fruit has been quite profitable for the growers, which has led to the expansion of its production. However, there are issues that could have a negative impact on the short-term, such as the great expansion of the crop in Morocco and Portugal with campaigns overlapping with the Spanish, and the increase in the production and exports to the EU of competitors like South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Colombia.