Special Avocados

New avo packline in George, built for ease of maintenance

A new avocado packline for Tzaneen-based Afrupro has just been commissioned in George, Southern Cape, with a capacity of around 150 bins per day. The avocado packline in George, running Pinkertons across the line (photos supplied by Flowpack Systems) The line employs AME VersaSort cup sizers. “Versasort…

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Kenya ups avocado sales to Beijing

Kenya has started exporting frozen avocados to China, heeding the conditions that Beijing issued before it allowed imports of the Kenyan fruit. The first consignment,…

JD Cooling and Worldwide Fruit launch softripe facility

JD Cooling Group, an independent supplier of temperature control systems, and Worldwide Fruit Ltd (WFL) have unveiled their new Softripe® avocado ripening facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire. A total of 132 pallet spaces using Softripe® technology are now in operation with fruit set to arrive nationally…

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Nation's first collective brand avocado export: 'Tropical Avocados from the Dominican Republic'

‘Tropical Avocados from the Dominican Republic’ is the name of the first collective brand to market this agricultural product of this particular country. Agroindustria Ocoeña,…

Rob Cullum - Pacific Produce

“It was not an easy season to read as things changed from week to week"

Back in late March, lock downs were being implemented in many countries which was causing major headaches for growers, exporters and importers around the world. It was no different for Rob Cullum at Pacific Produce a major importer of Peruvian avocados. The export from Peru had just started but COVID was…

Elena Rogojnikova of Hagé International:

"Hass avocado market revival, good market for Greenskins"

"After a period of very high prices for Hass avocado during the winter and spring of 2020, we had to deal with lower prices in the recent summer months. This was because the market came under pressure due to the large supply from Peru, caused by a so-called 'on year' which happens every other year. In…

Forced to grow in sustainable and environmentally friendly way

Chilean avocado growers challenged with drought

Near the beginning of a new harvest, avocado producers in Chile are facing a challenging factor: the drought and the water deficit that occurs in various regions of the country. “In some parts there are no avocados or less plantations. Without going any further, avocado plantations reduced their…

What exactly does an avo taste like? South African grower develops an avo-cabulary

South African avocado grower Allesbeste Boerdery, owner of the Maluma avocado, is partnering with a South African coffee specialist to develop a flavour wheel for the avocado. “We realised that avocados are currently evaluated merely by comparing it to Hass, or whether it is watery or not, but there…

First Chilean avocados arrive in Australia

Well, as Avocados Australia accepted as a possibility in several media interviews last week, it seems the first Chilean avocados have landed on our shores. Avocados Australia…

Semtech’s LoRa® devices boost crop yield on connected avocado farms

Semtech Corporation, a large supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that ICT International, an Internet of…

Avocados From Mexico

Avocado fall promotions focus on Hispanic heritage and giveaways

Avocados From Mexico (AFM) is kicking off the fall season with two new and promotional campaigns designed to elevate engagement and increase basket ring within grocery stores. This fall's Hispanic Heritage programming features a new partnership with Takis® Snacks, as well as a first-time contest from…

"Our 2020 harvest is looking very promising - we’re off to a strong start"

Solid volumes and an exciting new brand for a major NSW avocado grower

A northern New South Wales avocado grower is recording exceptional premium pack-out rates in the first few weeks of picking. Comboyne Avocados Managing Director Kevin Debreceny says overall volumes are reasonable; and while current yield projections do not quite match the best harvest to date in 2018, it…

FreshPlaza's avocado special

FreshPlaza will be focusing on avocados in our September special. There are many new challenges facing exporters and importers. In most countries the food service industry in up and running in some form, but how has that affected sales? Which countries have a big production and which countries are down?  ContributionIf you would…


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