Friday, February 5, 2010

Florida avocado season winds down

The Packer article by Doug Ohlemeier published on 02/05/2010

Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Brooks Tropicals Inc., Homestead, Fla., views some bins of avocados arriving at the packing shed on Feb. 3.

Florida’s avocado harvest is winding down, and unless another round of freezing temperatures are on the way, the spring crop shouldn’t be affected.

Bill Brindle, vice president of sales management, says the avocados sustained little damage during the early and mid-January freezing weather that struck Florida.

Brindle says a February freeze could cause more damage because the trees would be flowering for the upcoming season’s crop, which normally starts in late May.