Fruit Maturity for 2020 season
At this time of the year I am watching fruit maturity to determine when we can start picking. Repeated studies in Australia and overseas have shown that consumers want their Hass avocados to be at least 24-25% dry matter. At this stage I believe we will start picking in late July and have avocados in stores by August.
There is always a lot of maintenance to do to try and ensure a trouble free harvest. All Avowest’s elevated work platforms (EWP) are thoroughly serviced and independently audited for safety. Even with this, a lot of hair gets pulled out over harvest time, keeping machinery running.