AvoTerra Avocados
Maturity Standards

Avocados are judged to be mature and ready for harvest when they meet a minimum dry weight standard specified by the State of California. The Avocado Inspection Service determines the dry weight of avocados by weighing the fresh weight and the dry weight of a sample of avocados.

This dry weight standard is different for each variety and official testing must be performed by an inspector of the Avocado Inspection Service. Dry weight standards for each commercial variety are:

Maturity Standards
Variety Minimum Dry Weight (%)
Hass   20.8  
Reed   18.7  
Lamb Hass   22.8  
Zutano   18.7