The Avocado Season in New Zealand

The main avocado season runs from September until April but because New Zealand has a varied climate, avocados are available all year round… they may just be scarce at times! Luckily our BayFarms orchards are from various locations so we can keep your avo cravings satisfied almost all year round.

Loyal avocado fans will notice the price goes up and down during the season due to supply and demand. Not only do the seasons affect the price of your avocados but it also changes how they ripen.

In general there are three phases to the season, early, main and late.

Early Season

July to September
Avos can take 2+ weeks to ripen
Tip: Pop your avos into a paper bag with a banana to help speed things up

Main Season

October to March
Avos take 1-2 weeks to ripen
Tip: Avos don’t ripen nicely in the fridge, only refrigerate them after they’ve turned dark

Late Season

April to June
Avos can ripen very quickly 3-7 days
Tip: Try cubing and freezing any extra avos and use them in a smoothie for a winter vitamin boost

Early Season

July to September
Avos can take 2+ weeks to ripen
Tip: Pop your avos into a paper bag with a banana to help speed things up

Main Season

October to March
Avos take 1-2 weeks to ripen
Tip: Avos don’t ripen nicely in the fridge, only refrigerate them after they’ve turned dark

Late Season

April to June
Avos can ripen very quickly 3-7 days
Tip: Try cubing and freezing any extra avos and use them in a smoothie for a winter vitamin boost