How nutritious are these green goodies?
While there are a number of varieties grown in New Zealand, at this stage we supply the Hass and Reed varieties because we believe these are the most scrumptious of the lot.
- Hass avocados are oval in shape with skin that darkens as it ripens and are available July to April.
- Reed avocados are large and round, their skin stays green when it ripens and they are available February to June.
Nutrition Information (1/2 avocado - 83.5g)
|Average Quantity per serving||% Daily Intake per serve||Average Quantity per 100 g|
|Fat, total (g)||22.2||32%||26.6|
|- saturated (g)||3.1||13%||3.7|
|- polyunsaturated (g)||2.3||3%||2.8|
|- monounsaturated (g)||15.3||22%||18.3|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||0.5||0%||0.6|
|- sugars (g)||0.5||1%||0.5|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||4.0||13%||4.8|
|Folate (µg)||68||34% RDI*||81|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.77||48% RDI*||0.92|
|Niacin (mg)||1.3||13% RDI*||1.6|
|Vitamin C (mg)||6||15% RDI*||7|
|Vitamin E (mg)||1.6||16% RDI*||1.9|
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs *Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult) Source: FOODfiles 2016
When can I expect my avos on my doorstep?
If you place your order before midday on a weekday, our super-efficient team will usually have them packed and sent that same day. This means if you live in the North Island it will be delivered to your doorstep the following day. If you’re in the South Island, you can expect your box to arrive two days after your order was placed. We deliver to rural addresses too, but this will add an extra day onto the usual delivery time.
Please note that these shipping times may be extended in some cases by an extra 1-3 days during Covid-19. Couriers are working as fast as possible during this busy time.
So what's the go with shipping?
We ship every day of the week. Shipping prices vary depending on the location the item is being sent, and the weight of the box. The shipping will automatically calculate on the checkout page to your order requirements. Top tip - The 10 box and the 20 boxes are the same price to ship. So to get better bang for your buck, get a buddy on board and share a 20 box.
I looove avos like no one else, can I set up a subscription?
Yes, you totally can! When you place an order you can specify if you want your order on a subscription. Once you have your subscription in place, you can log into your account and edit it as you please. You can skip the next order, change box size, change frequency, pause an order, update addresses and cards and cancel.
Do my avos arrive ripe?
No, we deliver unripe fruit as once it’s ripe it’s more likely to be damaged in transit. During the earlier part of the season when ripening times are the longest we will pick the fruit in advance to help speed up the process for the customer. Head over to our ripening page for information on how to get the best out of your delivery.
How long will it take for my avos to ripen?
Like a lot of fruit, the ripening process for avocados is affected by the environment and the time of the year they are picked. Head over to our ripening page for more details on exact ripening times for each month.
What size are the avos?
We offer a variety of options when it comes to fruit size and box size. Our smallest fruit will range from 125g - 160g. The medium fruit boxes the fruit will range from 160g - 200g. Our large fruit will weigh between 200g - 300g and our Jumbos will be 300g+. We pack all our fruit manually and there will be various sizes between boxes in these weight brackets. We do, on occasion, pack slightly smaller fruit and in most cases when this happens we will add an extra fruit to the box.
Will your avocados be available all year?
Sadly, we are a seasonal business so we can’t supply year-round. Fortunately, the Hass avocado season is long usually running from early July to early March. From March we offer the Reed variety which runs for as long as stocks last which is usually late May.