Our customers are a vital part of our extended avocado family. Servicing the retail, foodservice, and wholesale distribution sectors, West Pak is proud to ship premium avocados to a wide variety of customers throughout North and Central America, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
With over a century of combined sales experience, our avo-expertize assures that our customers receive the freshest, highest quality avocados available. Our avocado family understands the unique needs of each customer and therefore customizes programs to suit their specific requirements and category expectations. Regionally available throughout the United States and beyond, our sales team consistently delivers the individual level of support that each business needs and deserves. We even help cultivate each avocado category through advanced true PTI traceability compliance and our JustRipe! program, POS, and marketing support tools.
Over 500 million individual avocados are sold by West Pak Avocado every year.
Handled with Care
Designed to fit every need, West Pak offers a wide variety of packaging from pillow packs and stand up bags to lugs, flats, and containers.
Wholesome, Organically Grown Goodness
At West Pak, we recognize the significance of organics. As our society becomes increasingly health-conscious, the demand for organic produce and farming will continue to grow. That’s why we have become a fully certified National Organic Program (NOP) packing house that handles, packages, ships, and markets organic avocados for our specialized growing community. Our modern facilities comply with all state and applicable organic production and handling requirements. We also maintain a complete organic program, even perform self-audits, to ensure that our operations meet or exceed all NOP organic guidelines.
An Avo for Everyone
Out of the 1,000 different varieties of avocados grown around the world today, West Pak offers the most popular types to our customers. Naturally, availability varies by season, climate, and other cultural factors, but we’re sure that we have the right variety for you!
Grown predominantly in California, Mexico, and Chile, Hass is the most popular avocado variety thanks to its year-round availability. The skin of the Hass avocado has a pebbly texture and considerably darkens as it ripens, progressing from a dark green to a deep purple-black color.
Sometimes called Summer Hass because of its peak maturity occurring in late spring and early summer, the Lamb Hass is an oval-shaped avocado. It has a thick, pebbly-textured skin that slightly darkens as it ripens, similar to Hass. Lamb Hass offers the same rich, buttery flavor as the Hass avocado, and is frequently available in larger sizes.
The Fuerte is a pear-shaped, medium to large avocado, available from late autumn into spring. Its skin is smooth and remains green throughout ripening.
This pear-shaped avocado has a rough, thick skin with characteristic gold/yellow flecks. Its green skin turns blackish-purple when ripe. Known as Gem avocados, this tasty variety of green fruit is available mid-spring through early fall.
Out of the 1,000 different varieties of avocados grown around the world today, West Pak offers the most popular types to our customers. Hass avocados represent 90% while the remaining balance includes lamb, fuerte gems & green skins.
It takes state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment to handle the volume of fruit required to service customers worldwide. Our network of distribution centers, sales, and packaging facilities ensure quality and consistency every time.
Our California operation sources California avocados from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Even though these counties are all within 4 hours driving distance, the differences in climate between San Diego and Santa Barbara growing regions do result in varying timelines of production. Coupled with multiple varieties, California growers can produce avocados year around.
Our Mexico-based operation sources its avocados from many states within Mexico, such as Nayarit, Jalisco, and Michoacan. Unlike California, Chile and the rest of the world’s growing regions, Mexico has (4) blooming periods: Flora loca between (6/1-8/30), Aventajada (8/23-12/7), Tempural (11/27-3/24), and the Marcenia (3/25-7/14).
Our strategic partnership with Chile has ensured us quality fruit for years. Our suppliers source Chilean avocados from La Serena, Ovalle, Petorca, Cabildo, Quilluta, Melipilla, and Mallarauco growing regions.
More to come in the near future.
Careful & Trusted Handling
At West Pak, food safety is an integral part of our entire operation and is our overall objective. It encompasses growing, harvesting, warehousing, packing, and shipping, and includes non-production processes such as interactive employee training programs and third-party audits to comply with and improve our safety processes.