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Peruvian Avocado Size Reduction Drives Economic Strain

Jose Torres
Published May 15, 2024
The substantial decrease in size of Peruvian avocados is causing economic losses, particularly in the North, where smaller calibers (26, 28, and 30) make up 60% to 70% of the harvest and fetch only USD 0.40 per kilogram (kg) from collectors. Producers in the South are encountering similar issues but are opting to harvest only the larger-sized avocados, leaving the smaller ones on trees. They aim to wait until July or August, hoping for improved prices and increased fruit weight.
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