Av­o­cado har­vest drives mar­ket

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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