"Peru will have 42 - 45,000 hectares of avocado at the end of 2022"

Peru's avocado production's growing trend continues year after year thanks to the constant increase in growing areas in the country. Peru has gone from having 18,718 hectares of avocado in 2017 to 38,242 hectares in 2021, and expectations are that it will have 42,000 to 45,000 hectares of avocado for export by the end of 2022, stated the president of the Inform@cción consulting firm, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides.

La Libertad leads the area in the country and went from having 7,871 hectares devoted to avocado in 2017 to 12,826 hectares in 2021. It is followed by Lambayeque, which went from having 2,382 hectares in 2017 to 7,538 hectares in 2021. Lima ranked third and went from 3,268 hectares in 2017 to 5,635 hectares in 2021.

It is followed by Ica, which went from 3,209 hectares in 2017 to 5,428 hectares in 2021; Ancash, with 559 hectares in 2017 and 2,593 hectares in 2021; Ayacucho, with 108 hectares in 2017 and 1,189 hectares in 2021; Arequipa, with 644 hectares in 2017 and 804 hectares in 2021; and Huancavelica, with 83 hectares in 2017 and 544 hectares in 2021.

The president of Inform@cción stressed that the Hass variety is the most produced variety in the country, accounting for 94.2% of all the avocado plants, followed by the Fuerte, Zutano, Etinger, and Maluma varieties, among others. The area of Hass avocado in Peru increased from 18,482 hectares in 2017 to 36,038 hectares in 2021.

It is followed by the Fuerte variety, which went from 144 hectares in 2017 to 959 hectares in 2021; the Zutano avocado, which increased from 47 hectares in 2017 to 71 hectares in 2018, 122 hectares in 2019, 159 hectares in 2020, and 465 hectares in 2021.

The Etinger variety went from 25 hectares in 2017 to 337 hectares in 2021, and the Maluma variety went from 2 hectares in 2017 to 275 hectares in 2021; among others.


Source: agraria.pe 

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