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Sudden price hike for avocados?

Posted by Stephanie39 
Sudden price hike for avocados?
February 28, 2019 03:19AM
For a few weeks I have been buying quite big and very good avocados at 3 for $4. This week 1 small one is $4.95...what's this about?
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
February 28, 2019 09:57PM
Yes, same here. I've been using the lovely big avocados in place of butter on my lunchtime sandwich, as well as in just about every salad at dinnertime. They were also 3 for $4 but yesterday New World didn't have any and Countdown were selling them at one small one for $3.95. They stayed on the shelf!
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
February 28, 2019 11:10PM
I am interviewing an avocado grower on Magic Talk Radio tomorrow morning to ask this question and more.
My thoughts are that he will probably say, extra hot summer, avocados all ripened earlier and the season has finished earlier than anticipated etc...
I will see if I am right.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 01, 2019 03:38AM
Could you ask him if Reed Avocados are still to come, Helen? I can't get your radio programme down here (or don't know how to) so it would be great if you could share what you learn on here.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 01, 2019 08:28AM
Will do Stephanie.
Out of interest where are you? Just checking out frequencies.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 01, 2019 12:58PM
I went away for a week to Waiheke and when I got back the avocados were $4, the corn which had been 4 for $2 were 2 for $3 and the cherry tomatoes which were $5 for two were $4 each! I wondered what on earth had happened while I was awaysmiling smiley.My normal online avo supplier avocadotoyou.co.nz had finished their season but fortunately I found a new supplier:

[bayfarms.net.nz]

I got a box of 24 and they worked out at about $2 each and shipping is free. They aren't all that large, but I'm so grateful to have 24 affordable avocados I'm not complaining.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 01, 2019 09:00PM
Probably too late, Helen, but we're in Hawke's Bay.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 04, 2019 04:58AM
Having spoken to a few growers it seems that our avocado season has prematurely come to an end.
Our hot dry summer is the reason for this.
Yes our A-grade avocados are exported (many to Australia) but if they didn't get exported apparently our market would be flooded and the drop in price would mean that the growers would give up....
There are some interesting seedling avocados around at present that you may have seen. They are a variety of Hass and are absolutely enormous although the stone is the same size as usual avocados. They are shaped like a squash.
As for Reed, they are still to come. They start to ripen now ish.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2019 04:03AM by helen.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 05, 2019 02:29AM
I was talking to a grower at the Orewa market on Sunday & he said the large ones you speak of Helen are creamier. They are having bought one & very nice too.
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 06, 2019 04:05AM
Stephanie sorry I didn't get back to you with frequency.
In Hawke's Bay we are on 1368AM.
The full list is here Magic Talk Radio
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 14, 2019 11:11PM
OMG everything is increasing smiling smiley
Re: Sudden price hike for avocados?
March 14, 2019 11:13PM
expensive smiling smiley
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