The Mexican avocado is a fruit that has conquered countless palates and is consumed in more than 34 countries around the world. For this reason, Mexico is considered the country of the cradle of avocado and currently stands out worldwide as one of the leading producers and exporters of this fruit. Its most important international markets include the United States, Japan, Canada, Spain, France, and the Netherlands.
"1 in 3 avocados consumed on the planet are of Mexican origin"
According to official figures from the National Service for Agrofood Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA for its acronym in Spanish), it is estimated that 1 in 3 avocados consumed on the planet is of Mexican origin. This means that 30% of the total world harvest belongs to Mexican lands, and its production continues to increase year after year.
We know that crosses and genetic developments produce at least 500 avocado varieties. Still, the three varieties grown in our country are the favorites of consumers: Hass, Criollo, and Fuerte.
Thanks to its benefits and characteristics, it is worth mentioning that it is the Hass avocado that stands out in the consumption of the international market; why?
● It has greater resistance during post-harvest and transport.
● Its flowering period is long, allowing growers to plan their harvest and offer its availability throughout the year.
● It has a rich flavor and a pleasant texture.
● Its proportion of pulp is excellent compared to the bone or seed.
● It is the variety that has best adapted in terms of early development and resistance to pests and diseases.
Avocado: A good friend during the pandemic.
Despite the challenge posed by the pandemic in our country, avocado exports increased 29.4% during the first quarter of 2020, making this precious fruit one of the preferred natural products to endure quarantine.
In addition, in the season ended in June 2020, foreign sales of Mexican avocado increased at a rate of 11% year-on-year, to 1 million 272,000 tons. This data is part of a double-digit growth trend since Mexican exports increased 18.4 and 10.7% in the cycles ended in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Worldwide and in terms of value, Mexican exports of this fruit rose by 22% in the 2019-2020 season, demonstrating that the Mexican avocado continues to conquer the market worldwide.
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