South Africa

Mission Produce has partnered with one of the most reputable and progressive growers in Africa, ZZ2, and the largest fruit exporter from South Africa, Core Fruit, allowing us to continue to deliver year-round supply of top quality avocados to customers across the globe. South African avocados are mainly exported to markets in Europe and several regions throughout Asia to help us fulfill demand in months that are traditionally low in supply.

South Africa

avocados from South Africa

Growing Conditions

Mission’s South African avocados are specifically grown and sourced from the warm, subtropical production areas in the northern parts of the country.

Appearance

Oval shaped, with a bright green skin at harvest. Skin is pebbly and thick.

Ripening

Depending on maturity, skin may become purple-black when ripe.

Quality Calendar

jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec
Dry Matter
21.5-23
23-26
23-26
23-26
23-26
23-26
23-26
23-26
23-26
Ripening Color
Green
Dark
Green
Handling/Storage Temp
42.8˚F
6˚C
42.8˚F
6˚C
42˚F
5.5˚C
42˚F
5.5˚C
42.8˚F
6˚C
42.8˚F
6˚C
42.8˚F
6˚C
42.8˚F
6˚C
42˚F
5.5˚C

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