Westfalia Fruit’s prime-quality avocados are marketed across the globe throughout the year, thanks to our integrated supply chain, while our technical and commercial expertise is shared with customers on several continents. A ripening specialist, Westfalia supplies ready-to-eat avocados to key retail chains.
Two types of cultivar groups can be found on the shelf, depending on the season. Green-skinned cultivars like Fuerte, Pinkerton and Ryan remain green once the avocado is ripe. Dark-skinned cultivars like Hass, Carmen-Hass and
GEM®, while green in colour when mature, turn dark purple to black when ripe.
From ripen-at-home to ready-to-eat
Westfalia supplies prime-quality, ready-to-eat avocados to many of its retail and foodservice customers. Being a specialist in the ripening process means being able to provide fruit at exactly the correct level of ripeness, depending on when the fruit must be ready to eat.
How do I know when an avocado is ripe?
What We Do
Westfalia grows avocados in its own orchards and sources from key suppliers around the world. Find out more about:
Our own dedicated in-house scientists and technicians focus on rootstock and cultivar development, innovation and environmental matters.
Harvested fruit is sorted, ripened, processed and packed in our facilities according to customer needs. Find out more about our Operations in:
Marketing offices in Europe and SA bring our farms closer to our customers, reducing costs from source to trade.
Westfalia is committed to socially and environmentally sustainable business practices and complies wherever possible with global standards. Find out more about: