A 2022 pre-season forecast from the California Avocado Commission projected a 15% production increase over the past fiscal year. This equates to a whopping 306-million-pound crop. Welcomed precipitation in December and January helped tree health and avocado sizing, advancing the crop forward and moving the region from severe to moderate drought conditions.

With volume expected to ramp up in March, some growers have already began to pick to keep up with market demand. On average, around 80% of avocado season for California occurs from April to August.

Read more on California’s avocado production for 2022.