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Avocados selling for as much as $6 each

Avocado prices are skyrocketing, with some selling in Victorian supermarkets for as much as $5.99 each.

And it’s been revealed there’s no supply issue forcing the price-hike – it’s demand.

Jim Kochi, chairman of Avocados Australia, told 3AW Breakfast he was glad to hear avocado farmers were making a living out of the fruit.

‘Something is obviously working,’ he told Ross and John.

‘They are becoming more popular.’

Mr Kochi went on to explain the seasonal trends of the fruit and that most being eaten right now were grown in Western Australian and New Zealand.

‘Avocados are fussy little things,’ he said.

‘They’re very specific on their weather requirements.’

Click PLAY below to hear Jim Kochi explain more on 3AW Breakfast.