Frequently Asked Questions

Fresh Avocados, Are Just An FAQ Away

Our avocados subscription boxes are available from August 1st. You can enjoy your delightful AvoPost avocados between August and February. After that, our trees need to be able to work their magic and grow more delicious fruit! The Hass variety avocado season runs from August to February. Our Reed avocado season starts in January and finishes in May.

To ensure you get fruit that’s straight off the tree, our avocado boxes will be dispatched to our customers on Wednesdays. This means you’ll be getting the freshest avocados just in time for the weekend!

We’re a flexible service, so if you’re going on holiday (lucky you) and you need to skip, reschedule or edit your subscription, just send us an email at Please send us the date you wish to put your subscription on hold and we can handle the rest for you!
Here at AvoPost, we work with the land, so we understand how important it is to preserve nature. That’s why our packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable.
Our avocados are picked from the tree and sent straight to you – that means they’ll come unripe. Also, when sending through couriers, it is best to use unripe avocados to avoid any bruising. However, we still use wood wool to ensure your avocados are safe and sound.
All of our avocados are picked and packed as quickly as possible, which ensures your avocados are fresh from the tree – not sitting in cool houses for weeks. But do not fret! We will include a pamphlet with our best ripening tips and tricks with your box

If you’re needing your avocado fix sooner, we recommend putting your avocado in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple. These fruits give off ethylene gas, which is a ripening agent.

Only want to eat half an avocado? No problem – to stop the flesh of your freshly-cut avocado from oxidising and turning brown, we suggest either storing it in an airtight container or covering the flesh in lemon juice or vinegar. Otherwise investing in an avocado storage box will keep your delicious avos looking fresh for longer.
You can preserve your avocados so they are eternally ripe! How good does that sound? If you’ve got too many avocados and you don’t know what to do with them, remove the skin and seed and pop them in the freezer. Frozen avocados are a great addition to any smoothie, or you can put them in baking. Check out some of our delicious avocado recipes.

Hass avocados are the most commonly produced variety in New Zealand; however, we cannot forget about Reed avocados – these are the creamier, rounder cousin of the Hass avocado.


Hass avocados are the most widely eaten type of avocado.  Their skin darkens as they ripen, turning near-black when fully ripe. They have an intense nutty and sweet flavour with a creamy, rich texture – making them perfect for guacamole.


Reed avocados are plump and round, with thick green skin that remains green even when ripe. They have a buttery texture with bold, rich and nutty flavour notes.

Hass is the most popular variety of avocado grown in New Zealand and accounts for 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide!


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