Jun 16, 2022 - News

The price of Austin avocados continues to rise

Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Checking in with our avocado price-tracker: In January, small avocados went for 91 cents apiece at H-E-B; a year before that, it was 52 cents.

  • At H-E-B this week, avocados cost $1.08 each.

Why it matters: Getting that avocado home and cutting it open only to find bruising is a more expensive disappointment than ever.

πŸ† Pro tip: We like to buy our avocados hard, store them in the fridge and take them out about a day before we want to eat them.

Between the lines: The price hikes are chiefly due to supply issues.

  • "​​The stage was set previously with the Texas border inspections back in April and already-tightening supplies from Mexico," Melissa Reeves, national retail manager for the USDA, tells Axios.
  • "Consumer demand seems to be steady at retail as avocados have become more of a staple in homes," she says.
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