Heavy rainfall this winter is expected to increase Israel’s avocado crop significantly this year. Some 24,000 tons will be harvested, instead of the usual 15,000 tons – much of it for export to Europe. That’s an increase of some 60 percent over the 2015 level, and about 70 percent of the total will be exported.
A new marketing and export project by two of the largest avocado producers in Israel – promises to export more Israeli avocados to European grocery shelves than ever. There will be more Israeli-grown avocados than avocados grown elsewhere in European markets, the companies said, making Israel a dominant force in that market.