Hawaii avocados are being shipped to the Mainland of the US after a gap of nearly 25 Years. Some experts say this could lead to a boom for the local industry.
Hawaii started shipping avocados to the Mainland in 1989, but this program was discontinued two years later due to concerns over the potential transportation of fruit flies to the U.S. Mainland.
By reducing fruit fly host material, discarding fallen fruit, setting up fly traps and monitoring, farmers can participate in the export program.
About 3,000 pounds of avocado have been sent to two Seattle-based wholesale produce companies since December.