Avocados are seen growing on a tree at a farm near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia. Avocados are seen growing on a tree at a farm near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia.
Colombian farm workers load a truck with crates of avocados during a harvest at a plantation near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia Colombian farm workers load a truck with crates of avocados during a harvest at a plantation near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia
Avocado trees are seen growing at a plantation on the mountainside near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia. Avocado trees are seen growing at a plantation on the mountainside near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia.
A Colombian worker holds a crate of avocados at a processing plant in Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia. A Colombian worker holds a crate of avocados at a processing plant in Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia.
A Colombian farm worker cuts off the stem of an avocado fruit at a plantation near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia. A Colombian farm worker cuts off the stem of an avocado fruit at a plantation near Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia.
Colombian workers pack avocados into boxes during the packing process at a processing plant in Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia. Colombian workers pack avocados into boxes during the packing process at a processing plant in Sonsón, Antioquia department, Colombia.
Ripe, black-purplish Hass avocados are seen offered for sale in the street of Medellín, Antioquia department, Colombia. Ripe, black-purplish Hass avocados are seen offered for sale in the street of Medellín, Antioquia department, Colombia.

Avocado production in Colombia

Antioquia, Colombia – October - December 2019

Over the past decade, the Colombian avocado industry has experienced massive growth, both as a result of general economic development in Colombia, and the increased global demand for so-called superfood products. The geographical and climate conditions in Antioquia (high altitude, no seasonal extremes, high precipitation rate) allow two harvest windows of the Hass avocado variety across the year. Although the majority of the Colombian avocado exports are destined towards Europe now, Colombia aspires to become one of the major avocado suppliers to the U.S. market in the near future.

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