The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Avocado Inspection Program (AIP) has announced the 2018/2019 season release dates as listed below.

 

Variety Size 40 Size 48 Size 60 Size 70 & Smaller
Bacon Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 9
Fuerte Oct 27 Nov 10 Dec 1 Dec 15
Hass Nov 28 Dec 12 Jan 2 Jan 16
Zutano Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 21 Jan 4
Variety Size 28 Size 32 Size 36 Size 40 Size 48 & Smaller
Pinkerton Nov 23 Dec 7 Dec 21 Dec 28 Jan 11
Variety Size 32 Size 36 Size 40 Size 48 Size 60 & Smaller
Gwen Feb 6 Feb 20 Mar 6 Mar 20 Apr 3
Variety Size 32 Size 36 Size 40 Size 48 Size 60 Size 70 & Smaller
Lamb Hass May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17
Variety Size 32 Size 36 Size 40 Size 48 Size 60 Size 70 & Smaller
Gem* Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25

 

*Gem release dates listed above are provisional and will remain in effect for the period of November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. For further information regarding maturity release dates for a variety not listed above, please contact AIP (contact information can be found in the right column on this page).