Smash­ing avo news

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - VANESSA MARSH

SMASHED avo on toast will no longer be an ex­cuse for not be­ing able to af­ford a home, with prices to drop af­ter a record har­vest.

More than 75,000 tonnes of av­o­ca­dos are pre­dicted to be pro­duced in 2017/18, a sig­nif­i­cant jump from this year’s 66,000 tonne har­vest.

Antony Allen, the CEO of Avo­cado mar­ket­ing firm Avo­lu­tion, said grow­ers had been putting in more trees to keep up with de­mand.

Mr Allen said this meant prices would drop. “They got up to about $6 apiece,” he said. “They’ll come back down to more like what they were at the mid­dle of last year when re­tail pric­ing was around $2.20 to $2.80, with those deals where it’s two for $4 or $5.”

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