Andrew Anderson 8 and brother Ryan ANderson 9 enjoy an avacado ice cream at Tropical Fruit World, Duranbah.
Andrew Anderson 8 and brother Ryan ANderson 9 enjoy an avacado ice cream at Tropical Fruit World, Duranbah. Scott Powick

Who said kids don’t eat greens?

TROPICAL Fruit World is set to export 30 tonnes of delicious, buttery first-grade avocados, with its latest harvest running from now until October.

Manager Aymon Gow said stable weather ensured this year’s bountiful crop of Fuerte, Shepard and Hass from the Durnabah orchard.

At the farm, locals can tuck into avocado ice- cream or pick up slightly imperfect second-grade avos for $10 a bucket.

“The Fuerte we’re harvesting are buttery, they have a yellow flesh, good oil content and thick green skin,” Mr Gow said.

Boxes of fresh picked avocados are boxed ready for sale at Tropical Fruit World Duranbah on the Tweed Coast.
Boxes of fresh picked avocados are boxed ready for sale at Tropical Fruit World Duranbah on the Tweed Coast. Scott Powick

“It’s a Mexican variety that we grow in the Tweed at the earliest part of the harvest season, and can be quite a large avo - an average size of about 150 grams.

“In June we’re picking a Shepard and last of the Fuerte, and July through to October we’re picking Hass.

“Hass is the purple skinned avocado that everyone buys in the supermarket, it became the most popular because it’s quite hardy for travelling. It originated in Jamaica.

“There’s not that many inputs into avocados, they’re fairly thick skinned things that look after themselves.”

First grade fruit is also sold on-site, exported domestically, and internationally to Singapore and Japan.

Boxes of fresh picked avocados are boxed ready for sale at Tropical Fruit World Duranbah on the Tweed Coast.
Boxes of fresh picked avocados are boxed ready for sale at Tropical Fruit World Duranbah on the Tweed Coast. Scott Powick


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