Buy Zimbabwe Avocados Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2020 Market Prices
|Common Name||Butter fruit, alligator pear, Persea americanna|
|Size||10, 11,12,14,15,16,18 7-20cm weighs between 100-1000g, central seed 5-6.5cm long, tree grows between 30-40ft, dwarf variety 10ft high.|
|Variety||Cocktail, bacon, fortuna, geada, breda, margarida, ryan, Esther, Fuertes, Hass, Maluma hass, Gwen, pinker ton.|
|Season||April and early august|
|Storage and Packing||Temperatures between 5-12d degrees Celsius, RH of 95%, pack in cartons of 4kg, add dry ice to containers (to delay ripening and softening)|
|Transport Conditions||kept in pallets, 4,400kg per pallet, 1100cartond|
Given Zimbabwe’s favorable climatic conditions and equally great farming methods, Zimbabwe avocados are widely grown for commercial use, especially in the eastern highlands. Zimbabwe is, in fact, the fifth largest exporter of avocados in Africa, and if its potential is fully maximized, there is a chance it could do even better.
Avocados, which are also known as butter fruit or alligator pear, are nutritious fruits rich in protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins. Its oil consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are considered an essential part of any balanced diet. Its scientific name is Persea Americana.
Avocado is a fleshy berry with a single central seed. The fruit is 7-20cm in length and usually weighs between 100 and 1000 grams depending on the variety. The central seed is between 5 and 6.5 cm long. An avocado tree, average grows to between 30 and 40 feet tall. There are, however, dwarf varieties such as the Wurtz avocado, which grow up to 10 feet high.
Zimbabwe focuses mainly on the production of Hass avocado. There is, however, such a wide variety of avocado produced in Zimbabwe. Perhaps this is why Zimbabwe has such massive potential in the export market since they have something to fit whatever taste and preference the buyer has. Some of these varieties include; the Cocktail, bacon, Fortuna, geada, Breda, Margarida, Ryan, Esther, Fuertes, Maluma Hass, Gwen, and Pinkerton.
Zimbabwe avocados are grown under moderate temperatures in moderately humid conditions, which essentially is the perfect condition for avocado production. Around April and early August is when climatic conditions are most favorable for production.
Avocados are generally fragile and highly perishable and are therefore handled with the utmost care during storage and packaging for marketing. Zimbabwe avocados are stored in temperatures of between 5 degrees Celsius and 12 degrees Celsius, with an RH of 95%.
They are then packed in cartons called lugs and loaded into containers. Dry ice is then poured into these containers to delay ripening and softening of the fruit, thus increasing its shelf life.
Avocadoes are very sensitive to pressure, and impact and care must, therefore, be taken during cargo handling. We make sure the containers are packed with enough boxes packed tightly together to avoid any movement during shipping. This protects the avocados from damage as a result of impact. They are transported in cool, dry and well-ventilated containers, with the cold chain being observed very keenly. Temperatures of between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius are observed depending on how ripe the avocados are. They are also protected from moisture to avoid mold rot and fruit spoilage.
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