2020 California Avocado Acreage and Condition Report Available

  • Nov 13, 2020

To ensure the California Avocado Commission can make informed marketing and budgeting decisions, it has partnered with LandIQ to conduct statewide spatial land use surveys via digital satellite imagery, aerial photography and analytical tools. This data is compiled in a comprehensive land use database and an annual summary is prepared. The 2020 Statewide Avocado Acreage and Conditional Analysis is now available online.

Highlights from this year’s survey are as follows:

  • Planted avocado acreage in the state totaled 54,017
  • The planted avocado acreage for avocado growing counties is as follows:
    • Riverside — 5,046
    • Santa Barbara — 6,741
    • San Diego — 16,488
    • San Luis Obispo — 4,043
    • Ventura — 19,754
    • Minor county total (Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Bernardino, Tulare) — 1,945
  • As concerns the growing regions, their acreage is divided as follows:

  • The age of planted acreage breaks down as follows:
    • Planting to 4 years — 4,417 acres (8%)
    • 5 – 8 years — 9,289 acres (17%)
    • 9 – 15 years — 7,717 acres (14%)
    • 16 – 20 years — 8,989 acres (17%)
    • 21 years + — 23,604 acres (44%)

The report also has tables detailing acreage by zip code, new acres by county and planting year, a breakdown of avocado acreage by planting density (high density versus standard), the net change in producing/young/stumped acreage by county, and various maps noting the acreages of avocados planted.

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