North Queensland Avocados are set to hit the markets next week (mid-Feb) and for many it’s not a moment too soon. To gain insight into what the market can expect in quality and supply this season, the HiveXchange went direct to source and spoke with Blue Sky Produce’s Matt Fealy. Matt is an Avocado, Mango and Lime grower located in Mareeba, Far North QLD. A family owned and operated business of Johnson’s, KAIRI NQ, Blue Sky Produce has on-site grading, packing, transport, marketing and selling facilities.
+ Anticipated Season Dates:
The North Queensland season is looking like starting a couple of weeks earlier than normal, so we will see early fruit on the floor from mid-February (if the rain holds off.)
+ What can we expect from North Queensland Avocados this year?
Most growers are reporting average to slightly above average crops with multiple flowering/fruit sets, so there should be a good steady supply with the need for multiple spot picks.
Meanwhile, quality is looking very good across the region – whilst we have had good rain recently, there has, for the most part, been very little wind.