Project Profile
  • Avocado is an evergreen fruit tree of the flowering plant family Lauraceae
  • Avocados can be grown on a wide range of soils, but they are extremely sensitive to
    poor drainage and cannot withstand water-logging. They are intolerant to saline conditions.
  • In India, avocado is not a commercial fruit crop. In a very limited scale it is grown in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka in the south-central India and in the eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim. It can not tolerate the hot dry winds and frosts of northern India. Climatically, it is grown in tropical or semitropical areas experiencing some rainfall in summer, and in humid, subtropical summer rainfall areas.
  • The varieties that are cultivated in India go by several names, such as Purple, Green, Fuerte, Pollock, Peradeniya Purple Hybrid, Trapp, Round and Long
  • Many people think avocados are green vegetables, but they are indeed fruits.
  • There are more than eighty different varieties but the Hass avocado is the most common. The skin of Hass avocados turn a dark purple-black when ripe.
  • Avocado is one of the 20 highest selling fresh fruits in the world
  • Monounsaturated fat is a fatty acid that helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and boosts HDL (good) cholesterol.* Research suggests that the fat in avocados also increases the body’s ability to absorb and use antioxidants.
  • The five most important international markets for avocados are the USA (29.7%), France (21%), Holland (6.3%), the UK (6.1%) and Japan (5.9%). Currently, the main importers of Peruvian avocados are Spain, the UK and France while other markets that pose great potential are Holland, Japan, Colombia and Australia.
  • Avocado oil has a higher heat tolerance than olive oil in cooking, meaning it doesn’t spit or burn as quickly. It is healthy and tasty for use on salads, pastas, vegetables, grilled foods and dipping bread. It has great benefits in relieving minor sunburn, moisturizing dry and aging skin and as a massage oil base
  • Established orchards with the necessary post harvest infrastructure to produce and pack fruit for specific export markets, have enabled tropical fruits to compete at the upper end of the market, maximizing earnings through the sales of fresh fruit in a segment where unit prices are at a premium and contributing to the rapid rise in trade values
About Avocado
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Avocado Oil
  • Skin & Hair care
  • Farm - case study
  • A Pocket Guide to Growing avocado
  • Health Benefits


  • Product Profile
  • Avocado Growing
  • Anthracnose of Avocado
  • Avocado Pollination
  • Avocado Farm Management
  • Grower Best Practices Manual
  • Production Guide
  • Invitro Culture
  • Research Areas
  • Effects of Salinity
  • A Study of Modular Growth in Avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
  • Development of Seeded and Seedless Avocado Fruits
  • Links to Video Clips
  • Avocado Tissue
  • Shoot Growth
  • Avocado Rootstock breeding
  • Fruit rots
  • Mango & Avocado Cultivars
  • An Economic Evaluation


  • The unsaponifiable part of avocado pear oil
  • Commercial Avocado Ripening
  • Ripening Technology
  • Ripening Appliance
  • Producing avocado oil from overripe avocados
  • Synthesis and Processing of Cellulase from Ripening Avocado Fruit
  • Organic Avocado Oil
  • Oil as a byproduct of the avocado
  • Supercritical fluid extraction of
    avocado oil
  • Market 2008 - USA
  • Global Production & Trade
  • Avocado technical and market information.
  • Buyer Preferences
  • Market Information
  • Avocado Cluster
  • The Peruvian avocado
  • Chilean Avocados
  • Asia & the Pacific
  • Benefits of the Avocado in India
  • Industry Problems
  • Export Marketing Strategy
  • Market Linkages
  • Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association
  • Australian avocado Industry
  • Mango & Avocado Trade
  • Supply chain analysis - Vietnam
  • Global Demand and Supply for Tropical Fruits
  • Avocado Oil
  • Cosmetic Raw Materials
  • Developments in the Avocado World
  • Export potential of fruits from India
  • Conference topics


  • Grades - USA Standards
  • Codex Standard
  • Non compliance of standards


  • Australia
  • Offsetting Price Impacts From
    Imports With Advertising and Promotion