It appears that harvesting will resume by next Monday Oct 17. For the last two weeks growers have stopped any avocado trucks moving from the field to packing houses, and offices of Sanidad de Vegetal, the Mexican phyto issuing offices, were forcibly closed. In perspective: The aventajada flower was predicted to be a short crop, […]
Americans’ love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fueling the deforestation of central Mexico’s pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand. Avocado trees flourish at about the same altitude and climate as the pine and fir forests in the mountains of Michoacan, the state that produces most of Mexico’s avocados.
Has avocado toast been replaced by avocado buns?
The photogenic green fruit may be an Instagram darling, but its latest role is proving controversial. When Amsterdam food stylist Colette Dike shared an unusual use for the avocado on her account, @fooddeco, she sent the Internet into a frenzy, polarizing fans of the ingredient.