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Large avocados becoming hard to find


The following avocado crop update was released by Markon Cooperative BB #:123315 August 7, 2023:

Large size Mexican avocado supplies (32- to 48- count fruit) remain tight; smaller sizes are being substituted for large-size shortages.


  • Large sizes (32- to 48-count supplies) remain extremely limited
  • Smaller sizes (60- to 70-count fruit) are tightening, as they are filling the void of large size avocado shortages
  • Quality is good; checkerboarding (uneven ripening within a case) has been reported
  • New crop Mexican fruit will have a longer shelf-life than other avocado crops and bright green texture, regardless of the ripening stage
  • Expect elevated prices for large sizes and steady markets for smaller fruit


  • Yields continue to diminish week over week, as the season starts to wind down
  • The crop is currently dominated by 48- and 60-count No. 1 grade fruit
  • Quality is good; checkerboarding (uneven ripening) has been reported
  • Expect stable pricing
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