Requests for Maturity Clearance tests for 2023 – Now closed. Blanket clearance has been issued for all regions.

Maturity clearance testing for avocados will commence on Monday 8th May 2023. Before submitting a request, please ensure the orchard map displayed in Avo hub is up to date.

Our service provider continues to be Eurofins. Samples are being tested in their Auckland based laboratory and sample collection and delivery will link in with their wider business networks and sampling and delivery.

As a requester you should experience no noticeable difference with the change in testing location.

Requests and registration for sample collection and testing is to be made directly through the form below.

The email request will be registered into the Eurofins ticketing system and the team will be in touch if there are any further details required.

Requests are required before 3pm on the day prior to sample collection to ensure that there is sufficient time to plan and organise the following days sampling. Requests after 3pm cannot be guaranteed for the following day but may be collected on a case by case basis.

The following details will be required to be completed in the body of the email.

Enquiry emails for sample requests will be accepted at

Request for maturity clearance test

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    Collection days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • e.g., P12340
  • NOTE: Orchard size 5.1-10ha must have at least 2 maturity areas. Orchards over 10.1ha must have at least 3 maturity areas.
  • Please list all individual blocks included in the sample area. e.g., blocks 1, 2, 3
  • Examples: Please text primary contact (*****) before entering orchard Pin code for gate is **** Stock onsite Spraying onsite Shelterbelt pruning Machinery operating
  • This is an anti hacker requirement

If there are any other questions about this service please don’t hesitate to contact Glenys Parton at New Zealand Avocado.