Posts tagged "New Zealand Avocado"

Jen Scoular: Spotlight on quality avocado

[07 March/The Country] New Zealand avocado exports faced significant quality issues after November, especially within the Australian market. Given avocados require fast post-harvest movements, harvest timing is crucial due to Avocado’s not being stored in coolstores. New Zealand’s growing season is cooler and wetter than that of its competitors, therefore avocados stay on the tree...

Big plans for NZ avocado exports to China

[8 October/Radio NZ] New Zealand Avocado have plans to grow exports to China since securing market access. The first shipment arrived in China last week. It followed years of preparations, inspections, trialling and certification by Chinese and New Zealand authorities. New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive, Jen Scoular, said around 40,000 trays would be sent this...

Avocado booming like never

 [21 November/ Rural News Group] NZ Avocado Growers Association and Avocado Industry Council Chairman Tony Ponder said the New Zealand avocado industry has grown from $70 million in value to $200 million in four years. Mr Ponder said key drivers of the increase in avocado demand are versatility, health benefits and great taste. Mr Ponder...

NZ’s nutrient packed superfruit

[11 August/Rural News] New research conducted in New Zealand has highlighted that NZ Avocados have unique nutritional qualities including double the amount of Vitamin B6 and 20% more folate than those grown in other countries. The nutrient packed NZ avocado has seen demand surge for the fruit in New Zealand over recent seasons with the...

New Zealand Avocado’s Biggest Season Ever

 [17 August/ Scoop Business] The beginning of the 2016-17 avocado season has been celebrated with a ‘green carpet’ event in Auckland. New Zealand Avocado hosted the event to celebrate the fruit’s enormous popularity and showcase its great flavour, versatility and health benefits. New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive, Jen Scoular said the launch celebrated not only...

Ample supply of avocados due in upcoming season

[14 August/ Business Day] New Zealand Avocado has predicted the 2016/17 season to produce 7.6 million 5.5 kilogram trays. Southern Produce Marketing Manager, Mike Swan explained that avocados were biennial, meaning they produced well every second year. Mr Swan said the price for an avocado this year would be nothing compared to last season when...

New Zealand avocado thefts grow as demand surges

[15 June/ BBC News] Hundreds of avocadoes have been stolen from orchards, with thieves using rakes to drag fruit from trees before selling them on for between $4 and $6 per fruit. New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive Officer, Jen Scoular said the thefts were small scale and opportunistic. Ms Scoular explained that there had been...

Avocados Break Record for New Zealand Sales at $41 million

[26 May/ Scoop Independent News] New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive, Jen Scoular said avocado exports and domestic sales reached $134 million in the 2015-16 season. Ms Scoular added that the domestic market’s record breaking value of $41 million was 25 percent higher than last year’s return. Growth was due to strong collaboration across the industry,...

Taranaki avocado shortage blamed on freak weather

[21 February/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Freak storms and climate change have been blamed for a poor avocado harvest which has caused shortages around the country. Taranaki Avocado Grower, Steve Wright said that while fruit generally followed a cycle of good and bad crops, this season had been particularly bad. New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive,...

Avocado congress should ‘raise industry profile’

[14 September/ Radio NZ Rural] New Zealand Avocado Chief Executive, Jen Scoular said the Avocado Congress, held every four years and being held this year in Peru, was a great opportunity to raise the profile of the industry. Ms Scoular added that the congress allowed countries to share science and research information, with tree productivity...