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High avocado prices of recent weeks could soon be over 

  • 2.5million trays of avocados will be harvested in Queensland as of next month
  • Trays were sold for $80 a tray last week because of limited crops in New Zealand
  • Grower Lachlan Donovan said the influx will help decrease high prices

The price of avocados is set to half to $1.69 after 2.5 million trays are harvested in Queensland.

Starting next month, 15,000 tonnes of avocados will be harvested at Donovan Family Farms in Bundaberg, according to the News Mail.

Grower Lachlan Donovan told the publication the influx of avocados will help decrease the fruit’s soaring prices.

The cost of avocados is set to plummet as 2.5 million trays are harvested at Donovan Family Farms in Bundaberg, in Queensland, beginning next month

Trays of avocados sold for $80 a tray last week because of limited crops in New Zealand.

‘At the moment we’re transitioning out of the old season and into the new,’ Mr Donovan said.

‘The supply is currently coming from Western Australia and New Zealand, and their seasons finish in January so this in between period is where prices increase.

‘North Queensland crops are able to develop a few weeks earlier due to the heat in those regions, and Central Queensland crops will be available soon after.’

Grower Lachlan Donovan told the publication the influx of avocados will help decrease the fruit's soaring prices

Grower Lachlan Donovan told the publication the influx of avocados will help decrease the fruit’s soaring prices

 



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