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Avocado season 2015

The avocado-pear season lasts about 12 weeks a year. It began this year at the end of June and should end sometime in August. The best avocados are packed for Halls where they are exported to Europe. The rest (tons and tons) is sold on South African markets.

SAM_3815.JPG (149593 bytes) The process starts with picking then being transported from the fields to the Packaging Shed. SAM_3814.JPG (154313 bytes) SAM_3809.JPG (144196 bytes)
Avos are then washed SAM_3810.JPG (126865 bytes) SAM_3811.JPG (137598 bytes)
SAM_3813.JPG (125535 bytes) Hand sorted SAM_3866.JPG (146547 bytes) SAM_3807.JPG (129557 bytes)
SAM_3870.JPG (109968 bytes) brushed, waxed and dried SAM_3820.JPG (145068 bytes)
SAM_3822.JPG (147857 bytes) SAM_3823.JPG (168992 bytes) Then packed into boxes SAM_3882.JPG (148593 bytes)
SAM_3825.JPG (154919 bytes) Then, goes into cold storage before being transported by containers. SAM_3895.JPG (103116 bytes)
 

Meanwhile, the sweet peppers are still being packed because they are harvested year-round because of controlled climate.

 

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