Avos don’t ripen on the tree, but can be picked once they reach minimum maturity. The avo’s maturity is linked to the ratio of moisture to solids in the fruit, while the oil content increases as fruit hangs longer on the tree. If the moisture content is too high, the fruit is not yet mature, and won’t ripen once picked.
An avocado tree can continue to grow and produce fruit for many, many years. Westfalia still has orchards planted before 1970, making these trees more than 50 years old.
Westfalia is proud to farm a variety of different avocado cultivars to be able to provide avocados throughout the year.
Avos, avos everywhere. Westfalia Fruit the #AVOEXPERTS
At Westfalia Fruit, happy staff are just as important as happy customers.
Did you know that avocado trees grown from the pip can take up to 15 years to start bearing fruit? That’s why we prefer to leave it to the experts – Westfalia Fruit, the #AVOEXPERTS
Avos are green, and so are our farming practices – because Westfalia Fruit cares.
Westfalia grows avocados in various regions of Southern Africa as well as in North and South America. It’s also established a large orchard in Portugal.
As a multinational company, Westfalia Fruit strives to have avocados available 12 months a year.