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Hawaii avocado industry expects growth as exports begin

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Shipments of Sharwil avocados from Hawaii and their resulting profits could expand exponentially in coming years, industry officials said.

Hawaii's avocado industry opened in earnest in early December with weekly shipments of about 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of avocados to two Seattle-based wholesale produce companies, West Hawaii Today reported this week.

Shipments of that size, which nearly reach the capacity of the state's only avocado packing facili...