Avocado: Israel's most economic crop
A special exhibition scheduled to take place between June 14-15 in Jerusalem will celebrate the blossoming avocado industry in Israel.
The AgroMashov exhibition, Israel's leading agriculture exhibition, will take place at the International Convention Center in the capital and will focus on the growing demand of the fruit.
The demand for the popular fruit is rising endlessly. This year's sales are expected to double last year's total revenue, which reached an estimated sale of 270,000 tons of avocados. is rising endlessly. This year's sales are expected to double last year's total revenue, which reached an estimated sale of 270,000 tons of avocados.
Avocados are considered a tropical fruit, which needs certain temperature but also a lot of water to survive. Many varieties of avocadoes grow in Israel both in the north, such as in Rosh HaNikra and Kibbutz Dan, and all the way to the south, surrounding the Gaza strip and the Jordan Valley.
Every year, about 10,000 dunam (approx. 1,000,000 square meters) of agriculture fields are planted with avocado seeds in Israel, which exports about 45% of its avocado produce. And the amount of exported avocados has doubled in the past decade.
From an article in the Jerusalem Post
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