This winter, Australians can afford to eat all the avocado on toast they like, and the tasty green fruit sells for just $ 1.00 each. This spectacular drop in price is due to an abundant harvest, the result of good weather and new trees. Australia is home to three million avocado trees; half of them were planted only in the last five years.
“Avocado production is 65% higher this year than last year,” John Tyas, CEO of Avocados Australia told thesaxon.org. “The planets have aligned and it’s phenomenal.”
And the good news keeps coming. New technology developed this year by the University of Queensland could enable the production of 500 new trees from a millimeter cut down in the future, compared to the only tree per cut now obtained by growers. Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
The country’s per capita avocado consumption is 4 kg per year, higher than the United States at 3.6 kg and way ahead of the UK 1.4 kg.