SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Guacamole lovers might endure sticker shock this Cinco de Mayo.
An avocado scarcity has pushed costs to document highs, simply in time for the celebration commemorating victory on the Battle of Puebla.
One purpose is that Easter, one other vacation with heavy avocado consumption, got here late this yr. Add to that, the crop tends to be smaller each different yr.
Avocados take greater than a yr to develop, and final summer time’s warmth wave within the San Diego didn’t’ assist the present crop both.
California’s manufacturing is down about forty four % this yr. Manufacturing in Mexico is down, too.
Based on Bloomberg, a 22 pound field of Hass avacados from Mexico prices greater than $27 proper now. That’s extra tnan double this time final yr, and the very best in 19 years.
The excessive costs are anticipated to proceed all summer time.