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Avocados and avocado prices

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2 hours ago, dcarch said:

Interesting chart.

Interesting also that they did not point out that avocado pits can vary in sizes drastically.

 

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I would have thought that information is in

 

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Normal avocados will have between 60-70% pulp yield.

 

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On 5/21/2017 at 6:09 PM, Dave the Cook said:

As for 4/$1 avocados, I can't recall having ever seen them that cheap.

 

Yeah, never—not even close.

 

Hass avocados are currently 3/$5.00 here.

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Here in Atlantic Canada, $1.69/ea is a pretty standard in-season price, though they'll sometimes be less (and cheaper again in bags of 3-5). Off-season price can often be $2.99/ea. 

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In Australia, we pay between $1-3 dollars each.  That's about parity.

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I love avocados, but I haven't bought any in a couple years because so many of them were highly blemished internally—even if I both bought really good looking and feeling ones, which I always did. :S

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On 8/28/2017 at 2:31 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Organic Hass avocados $1.99 at Whole Foods

 

Umbrella prices don't mean much when you live in a desert.  Considering that peak avocado season ended a couple months ago, any price at this point is meaningless.  If they can beat Shoprite and TJs avocado prices next January, then we'll talk.

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12 hours ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

Yeah they have edged up at Food Lion from 99 cents to $1.29 for Hass. At Harris Teeter, they are always $1.99 each or over. I blame it on avocado toast. :P It's obscenely priced in restaurants, from what I read, but hasn't caught on around here, thank goodness. 

 

I wish it were the toast.  The toast can go in- and out of style.  But Chinese demand is here to stay- and they're not getting any poorer.  Next season is supposed to be more bountiful than this one, so hopefully prices will be a bit more sane, but as long as the rest of the world wants avocados, and can pay for them, I think the days of the cheap avocado (and cheap beef) are over.

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Price war!  Avocados at Shoprite dropped to $1.99 from $2.99 last week.  (Organic are still $2.99, however.)  Non-organic from amazon are $2.00 currently.

 

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Visited WF this morning and right in the entry vestibule was a big pile o' Haas avocados for $1.49, they all looked ripe (or past ripe). I grabbed one for lunch. Non-organic bananas are still 49 cents/lb, but apples were really cheap (less than my local Shop Rite), conventional Fuji apples $1.78/lb. One of my co-workers who is a regular shopper confirmed that she noticed produce prices have come down.

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10 hours ago, BeeZee said:

Visited WF this morning and right in the entry vestibule was a big pile o' Haas avocados for $1.49, they all looked ripe (or past ripe). I grabbed one for lunch. Non-organic bananas are still 49 cents/lb, but apples were really cheap (less than my local Shop Rite), conventional Fuji apples $1.78/lb. One of my co-workers who is a regular shopper confirmed that she noticed produce prices have come down.

 

I paid $1.99 at Shoprite but I must say they were good ones.  (In my experience Shoprite avocados are rather hit or miss.)

 

My bedroom has four amazon avocados ripening.

 

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The one from Whole Foods was excellent. I bought one last night at $1.99 from SR also, didn't realize until I got home that it is Peruvian, so we shall see.

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5 hours ago, BeeZee said:

The one from Whole Foods was excellent. I bought one last night at $1.99 from SR also, didn't realize until I got home that it is Peruvian, so we shall see.

 

I had no idea Shoprite sold Peruvian avocados!  I thought they were from Mexico or California.  Which Shoprite do you patronize if I may ask?

 

One way or another the last two avocados I had from Shoprite were quite acceptable by my standards.

 

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16 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I had no idea Shoprite sold Peruvian avocados!  I thought they were from Mexico or California.  Which Shoprite do you patronize if I may ask?

 

One way or another the last two avocados I had from Shoprite were quite acceptable by my standards.

 

Shop Rite Hamilton Marketplace (Route 130)- Mercer County. I just happened to look at the sticker as I was putting it into the fridge. Usually they are from Mexico.

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1 hour ago, BeeZee said:

Shop Rite Hamilton Marketplace (Route 130)- Mercer County. I just happened to look at the sticker as I was putting it into the fridge. Usually they are from Mexico.

 

I use the Shoprite in Montgomery, the one I can walk to.  Avocados today were back up to $2.50 from $1.99 last week, however I forgot to look where they were from.  (Not that I always believe the listed country of origin.)

 

At the moment amazon avocados are listed at $2.49.  Or $3.99 -- I could scarcely believe it -- for extra large.

 

Can anyone report from Whole Foods?

 

Yesterday's paper reported that Mercer County is bidding on the new amazon headquarters location.  If they are selected I wonder if it will have an effect on local prices?  I understand in Seattle amazon hands out free bananas.  So much excitement.

 

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This week organic avocados have been 3 for $5.00 at Shoprite.  Unfortunately in the bitter cold I have no appetite for avocados.  Besides, they'd freeze before I got them home.  Last week, or perhaps the week before, there were regular avocados for $0.99.  But all were past the point of no return.

 

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I only buy avocados green.  That way I  catch them before they over ripen.  Need to plan ahead 

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The California crop has been severely affected by the wildfires- not good

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45 minutes ago, heidih said:

The California crop has been severely affected by the wildfires- not good

Agreed

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On 5/23/2017 at 6:59 AM, Katie Meadow said:

Sushi may be partly to blame, but my money's on avocado toast. I've been checking out places to eat in Santa Monica and Venice. There isn't a restaurant in the area that doesn't serve avocado toast for breakfast and lunch. And it ain't cheap.

 

From LA via twitter:

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0.59-0.99 for Haas Avocados in my area right now.  I think we're moving into the Superbowl prime sale season.

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53 minutes ago, chileheadmike said:

Kroger is advertising 59 cent Haas now. 

 

Same as the Fry's (Kroger) stores here in southern AZ, though those tend to be smaller ones. The large ones are $1.25 or you can get four medium ones in a bag for $2.99 or $1.99 each for the large-ish organic ones. I can't remember the price at Trader Joe's but it's not usually outrageous. 

 

Just noticed that the local Sprouts stores have Mexican Hass avocados for 3 for $1 in this week's flyer. Maybe I need to make a visit! 


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I could be mis-remembering but I think a farmers market vendor told me about storing the avocados under just below freeze temps so it is possible the cheaper ones are from a prior harvest

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