US: Larger avocado sizes out of Mexico

Following an abundance of small sizes during last year's Mexican avocado import season, this year's shipments have been lacking smaller fruit. Most avocados imported into the U.S. come from Mexico during this time of year.

“There have been sufficient supplies of 48s and decent supplies of 40s and larger,” explained J.R. McDaniel of McDaniel Fruit Company in Fallbrook, California. “But now we don't have enough small fruit.” As of November 21, a carton of Hass 32s from Mexico was between $30.25 and $31.25 at the Texas crossing. A carton of Hass 48s was between $28.25 and $29.25, a carton of 60s was between $21.25 and $24.25, a carton of 70s was between $17.25 and $19.25, and a carton of 84s was between $15.25 and $16.25.

McDaniel estimated that about 30 million pounds of avocados make their way to the United States from Mexico per week, which is normal for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

“Volume is very similar to last year, though sizes are a little larger,” said McDaniel. “There have been no reports of shortages, so Mexican imports should last into July.”

For more information:
J.R. McDaniel
McDaniel Fruit Company
+1 760 728 8430

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