Avocado harvest drives market
THE avocado weekly dispatch volume (270,984 trays) was slightly higher than the week’s forecast by about 18,925 trays (7%)
The four-weekly forecast continues to indicate declining volumes through February with WA and NZ finishing their harvest and NQ nearing the start of theirs.
The largest volume of dispatches in week five originated from WA (155,788 tray eqv.).
The Sydney market received the highest volume (88,146 tray eqv.). Size 20 was the dominant size (47,724 tray eqv.)
Strong contributions have been received from the wholesale sector for the past week.
Meanwhile, rhe first of Hort Innovations’ monthly Avocado Lovers e-newsletters was distributed this year to celebrate Australia Day.
The content included seven of the “Aussiest” avocado recipes including avos on the barbecue, chicken and avo damper, a Bloody Mary with an avocado twist, chilli con kanga, avocados stuffed with prawns, avo ice-cream and – the most Aussie of the them all – avocado and vegemite toast.
Hort Innovation also launched its latest social media project on Valentine’s Day, showcasing the matching of avocados with other tastes. Called Perfect Match, it feature four short films to delight avocado lovers.