California avocados are in season from February through October. When they are not in-season, they can be found growing in Chile, Peru and Mexico, though summer Mexican crops have a tendency to have an overly rich oil content.
The Hass avocado is known for their distinctive skin turns from green to purplish-black when ripe. It has a pale green flesh with creamy texture has a nutty flavor.
Hass avocado’s flavor reflects its texture – creamy and smooth with a nutty and sweet finish. The Hass is the leading variety of California Avocado and has an excellent shelf life.
Available from November – March
The Mexican avocado tend to be pear shaped with a smooth skin. Varieties include Zutano, Fuerte and bacon all having a low-fat content.
Available from October – March
Typically avocadoes from Chile are during the months that the Californian Hass Avocado is out of season. Common varieties include, Bacon, Hass, Fuerte and Negro de la Cruz.
For information about seasonality and availability, please inquire with your VegiWorks’ Sales Representative for more details.