The Packer article written by Ashley Nickle May 27, 2018 05:00 PM
Florida avocado volume is expected to be significantly lower this season.
“Hurricane Irma did a number on Florida avocados,” said Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals.
“Avocado trees are shallow-rooted. The trees got stressed during the storm, impacting both harvesting volumes and seasonal starts. This is a season of hesitant projections.”