Zimbabwe is known for quality avocados and is competing with countries like South Africa and Kenya for top spot in international exports. The main variety of avocado farmed in Africa is Hass and is chiefly grown in the Chipinge region. Owing to its taste, size, shelf-life, and high-growing yield, the Hass is the most popular avocado in the world. Packaging is done in 4kg gross cartons with each holding between 9 and 26 pieces of fruit depending on the size. Avocados that are shipped by sea are packed in open trays and are firm enough to withstand moisture in the controlled atmosphere.
The Hass avocado is one of the most loved varieties of avocado known for its rich and creamy texture, versatility and taste. Originating in California, the seed was carefully selected by Rudolph Hass who set out to find the cream of the crop amongst the many variations farmed and sold in the region. Today, Hass trees flourish in regions that offer the right conditions for farming and Africa’s unique climate allows us to produce A-grade Hass avocados that meet our customers’ demand for quality and consistency. Avocado season for Zimbabwe is between April to September with exports to countries like France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Russia. Products are packed in HACCAP approved facilities and all our farms are Global Gap Certified.