Avocado Is More Affordable Now

Hass avocado is suddenly very affordable, any idea the reason? Over harvesting or reduced export?

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  • +1 vote

    It's time to eat more of it :)

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      Already lots! The average Australian consumer now consumes 3.8 kg of avocado a year (3.5 kg per person per year in 2017/18).

      It's not enough, we broden more from Chilean
      https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9259785/chile-has-already...

      Avodado good for you eat more! If you don't the farmers are looking to export them, then local prices will go up again.

  • +10 votes

    “We are entering the peak of the Queensland Hass avocado season so there’s an abundance of great quality avos in our stores at great prices,” Mark Watson, Coles’ senior category manager of ripened fruit told news.com.au.

    “Currently Hass avocados are just $1 in all Coles supermarkets nationally.”

    Woolies is also selling the fruit for the same price across all its stores.

    “Thanks to a great growing season, Australian Hass avocados are in abundance and fantastic quality,” Woolworths avocado category manager, Jessica Loader said.

    Because of rain, we have a bumper harvest.

    Well, we also have mice problems in countryside towns in NSW. so there's always a trade off with rainy seasons.

  • +1 vote

    In season and abundance of stock

  • +6 votes

    Btw did anyone check the price of tomatoes lately…

    My local woolies store are selling them at $9/kg…

    • +1 vote

      Is this in Victoria? Could be due to recent severe weather and flooding caused supply issues.

    • +1 vote

      Strawberry pricing is cray cray too

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        Agree $9 for 250g? wtf?

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          Try local stores $3.50

    • +1 vote

      i didnt realise and got stung with it today. 5 bucks for 3 smallish tomatoes.

    • +1 vote

      And Lebanese Cucumbers…

  • +5 votes

    Avocado Is More Affordable In Season Now

    Fixed the heading for you

  • -1 vote

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/632853#comment-10634006

    ^^ This OP probably shouldn't be buying too many of those.

  • +8 votes

    Avocado toast or house deposit….

    • +3 votes

      Or can negotiate deposit made up of avos. Just like people accepting bitcoin for their houses.

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    Yes, cheaper than tomatoes at the moment as they are in season.

  • +9 votes

    Because people are buying property. Need to give up the smashed avos.

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      Just buy in Tamworth…

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        Houses or avos?

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          Buy a house with avos

  • -1 vote

    Vegan protesting obviously caused this to happen.

  • +4 votes

    So the Avocado hype phase probably started some 5 years ago which is when the farmers would have realised there's money to be made.
    Naturally Avocado trees take 4-5 years to mature and bear fruit.
    Hence now that it's 2021 we've started to get an oversupply/influx of avocados which will continue as more trees come on line.

    Also the season being now would also make sense.

    • +2 votes

      This is great news then.

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      I am not so sure about that. Avocado has always been expensive since even like 10 years ago.

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        Yes they were expensive
        But the y gens hadn't picked up on them yet

  • +1 vote

    You can have my share….

  • +3 votes

    Burgen Rye Bread, toasted, butter, vegemite, avocado on top.

    Get on it. Breakfast of champions.

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      Burgen bread is the bees knees.

      Expensive but so much better than the alternatives.

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        Wholemeal and seeds my bread for yonks.

    • +1 vote

      Home baked Lauke Spelt loaf with added wheatgerm, linseed meal, sunflower seeds, pepito and keff, toasted [15 cm thick] with half an Avo, salt, freshly squeezed lime juice…

      • +3 votes

        "toasted 15 cm thick" is also called "baking" I think.

  • +1 vote

    Have you seen the price for berries? $5 for a punnet of Strawberries.

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      $9 a few weeks ago for 250g

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      Have you seen the price of cauliflowers lately?

  • +6 votes

    Affordaco

  • +2 votes

    For some reason I am sure not a single cafe will drop the prices of meals involving avo, so it is only a win if you buy them and eat at home.

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    500,000 trays as good season and no export. Banana prices are gonna increase though.

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      already been at $4.90 a kg for the last 4 weeks or so!

      • +1 vote

        Husband says might go up to $6!

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    79c each at the local fruiterer (regional Queensland).

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    I've started freezing them - apparently they will last up to 6 months frozen. Stockpiling for when they get back to $5.