The avocado season is doing better than what farmers expected this year. An avocado extension officer says: “They underestimated the volumes by about 30%. In fact, there is so much fruit that in some low-lying, colder areas where Hass can suffer cold damage, it was difficult to get everything off by the beginning of June”. The reason for the explosion in volumes is not only that the orchards are in the upward curve of the bearing cycle, but also because the past summer was milder than the previous summer, both temperature-wise and rainfall-wise, resulting in a lower incidence of physiological fruit drop. To add to the success, signs for next season’s crop are positive, judging by current bud development. Click here to read the full article. – Fresh Plaza