Westfalia starts Peruvian avocado season

From Produce Blue Book | 14 June 2023

Overview of avocados from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on June 14, 2023. 

Oxnard, Calif. (June 13, 2023) – Westfalia FruitBB #:300553 the market leader in growing, ripening, handling, and distributing quality avocados, announces the start of its Peruvian avocado season with supply available now through mid-September.

Westfalia began exporting Peruvian avocados in 2016 and is now the 2nd largest exporter, with a presence in 15 regions across the country and a growing area spanning over 4,600 hectares. Westfalia operates 4 avocado nurseries in Peru in addition to a brand-new state-of-the-art packinghouse in Canete, located in southern Lima.

“We operate 4 experimental and teaching orchards located in strategic areas across Peru,” said David Fausset, Business Development Director at Westfalia Fruit. “These orchards empower our growers to optimize crop management and teach sustainable production methodologies that support our social and sustainable responsibilities.”

Established over 70 years ago, Westfalia markets prime-quality, ready-to-eat avocados across the globe through its vertically integrated supply chain as well as its technical and commercial expertise. Its global supply chain and distribution network allow Peruvian avocados to ship to all major North American ports of entry.

“Our centralized Technical Services team provides intelligence to ensure our fruit meets international quality standards,” said Johnathan Sutton, Group Safety and Environment Executive at Westfalia. “All Westfalia ranches and packhouses are held to the highest food safety standards and certification, ensuring a consistent supply of the freshest avocados possible.”

avocado volumes by origi 2

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

All ranches and packhouses pass the Westfalia Quality Standard – the highest food safety standards with certifications including BRC, GLOBAL G.A.P. and SMETA audits. Westfalia is committed to producing safe, exceptional quality food, all while ensuring sustainable, ethical, and responsible management of its bio-resources and the communities and environments across the globe.

For more information visit www.westfaliafruit.com or email info.northamerica@westfaliafruit.com to get in touch with a North American sales representative.

About Westfalia Fruit Group

Established over 70 years ago, Westfalia Fruit Group is a global, vertically integrated company and market leader in growing, ripening, processing, shipping and distributing the product.  The company is committed to sustainability by developing a thorough strategy, which prioritizes the environment, local economies, and most importantly, their people. Westfalia Fruit Group is devoted to producing safe, high-quality food whilst ensuring the sustainable and responsible management of its bio-resources, communities and environment in which they operate. The company is the global leader in varietal and root stock development, protecting the produce industry, now and for the future. To learn more about Westfalia Fruit Group, visit www.westfaliafruit.com/.

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