Regional Maturity Monitoring – Hass Avocados

Regional maturity monitoring by NZ Avocado has commenced for the 2017-18 season. The programme monitors the dry matter accumulation in Hass avocados in the three major avocado growing regions of New Zealand to indicate the earliest possible time harvest maturity is reached.

Maturity Monitoring Bay of Plenty

NZ Avocado Maturity Monitoring Comments – Bay of Plenty:

Sample date: 2 October, 2017
Mean regional dry matter: 27.53%
Range: 25.54% to 29.40%

Maturity clearance for export:

Blanket Clearance for the requirement of a MAturity Clearance test for the BAy of Plenty is effective from November 2, 2017.

Seed Coat Maturity: BOP

Date Immature % Medium % Mature %
8/05/2017 91 9 0
06/06/2017  98  3  0
3/07/2017 83 17 0
31/07/2017 60 40 0
28/08/2017 33 63 4
18/09/2017 12 83 5
2/10/2017 0 86 14

Maturity Monitoring Far North

NZ Avocado Maturity Monitoring Comments – Far North:

Sample date: 2nd October, 2017

Mean regional dry matter:27.85%
Range: 25.67% to 30.91%

Maturity clearance for export:

Blanket Clearance for the  requirement of a Maturity Clearance test for the Far North Region shall apply from Wednesday September 27th, 2017.

The Far North Region covers the territory identified under the Far North District Council for this purpose.

Seed Coat Maturity: Far North

Date Immature % Medium % Mature %
8/05/2017 95 5 0
06/06/2017 95 5  0
3/07/2017 79 18 3
31/07/2017 70 30 0
28/08/2017 26 71 3
19/09/2017 22 75 3
2/10/2017 3 95 2

Maturity Monitoring Whangarei (Mid North Region)

NZ Avocado Maturity Monitoring Comments – Whangarei (Mid North Region):

Sample date: 2nd October, 2017
Mean regional dry matter: 29.27 %
Range: 28.14% to 30.20%

Maturity clearance for export:

Blanket clearance for the requirement of a Maturity Clearance test for the Mid-North region is given from Friday October 20th, 2017.

The Mid-North region extends from the southern boundary of the Northland Regional Council to Auckland.

Seed Coat Maturity: Whangarei

Date Immature % Medium % Mature %
8/05/2017 95 5 0
06/06/2017  100  0  0
03/07/2017 89 11 0
31/07/2017 69 31 0
28/08/2017 45 55 0
18/09/2017 18 80 3
2/10/2017 1 96 3