We work alongside growers to promote and advance the industry by packing the goodness of New Zealand into every slice of avocado we share with the world.

The New Zealand avocado industry is vibrant and growing with a vision and strategy in place to quadruple sales to $280m and triple productivity by 2023. The industry is pursuing exciting opportunities in both export and the New Zealand markets, supported by innovation and collaboration with stakeholders and with new partnerships with the Crown and Crown Research Institutes.

New Zealand currently produces just 2% of the global supply but is the ninth largest international avocado exporter. There are over 4,000 hectares of avocado trees planted in New Zealand, primarily in the Bay of Plenty and Northland.

Growing avocados

Avocados grow in the North Island of New Zealand which offer a mild climate, sufficient rain and fertile soils.

The industry has 1,800 growers who collectively manage over 4,000 hectares of mainly the Hass variety of avocados.

A number of packhouses, fruit marketing companies and exporters are involved in the industry to market and sell New Zealand avocados both in New Zealand and overseas.

For more information ´╗┐visit our industry site here´╗┐

Growing avocados for the world