In Australia, avocados are produced almost all year round due to the range of climates and conditions in our eight major avocado growing regions.
Hass is the main avocado variety, and is produced almost all year
round. In 2019/20 Hass represented 80% of production. Shepard, which is harvested in Queensland through late Summer and Autumn, made up 17% of production, and at that time of year, is the dominant Australian variety on the market.
Australia's production amounted to 70,016 tons for Hass avocados, 14,875 tons for Shepards and 2,655 tons for other varieties, for a total of 87,546 tons in 2019-2020.
The three percent of fruit which is not Hass or Shepard is made up of the following varieties, listed in order of volume produced: Lamb Hass, Reed, Wurtz, Gwen, Sharwil, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Gem, and Bacon.