Production shortfalls send avocado prices soaring

A shortfall in production in California, the leading U.S. avocado grower, has kicked up wholesale prices in recent weeks.

The production shortfall is blamed in good part on severe heat in California growing regions during the summer last year, when the avocados that are currently being harvested were still maturing.
That was on top of the long drought that affected the state and, when the heavy rains finally arrived in the winter, it was too late.

Source: Warning to avocado lovers: a California shortfall may send prices soaring – LA Times


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