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It’s official - the 2021 California avocado season is underway. At around 280 million pounds, this year’s crop volume is approximately 10 percent lower than last year. Still, with depth in California sourcing from West Pak groves and those of partner growers, the company will...

As part of their strategy to help reduce food waste, West Pak Avocado has partnered with Apeel, the developer of a plant-based, end-to-end solution allowing a more extended shelf life for their premium avocados. Apeel’s plant-based protection is made from materials that are found in the skins,...

West Pak Avocado, the global supplier of premium avocados, is pleased to unveil its inaugural sustainability report. The report covers West Pak’s domestic and international operations, which consists of the company’s headquarters, regional offices, packing houses, and ripening and distribution centers. Dubbed Growing a Legacy...

As summer breezes by, West Pak's field team outlines the top 10 things California growers should know for August and September. Pesky Issues At this point, all fruit has sized enough to avoid the danger of scarring from avocado thrips. Those pesky perseae mites should be...

Kellen Newhouse grew up with the tasty green fruit all around him. His family was one of the founders of West Pak Avocado, and today the Newhouse name is synonymous with growing, packing, and distributing the produce commodity. Generation NEXT for the family-owned business, the...

As we enter the summer months, our resident field experts at West Pak have happily served up the following words of wisdom for our family of growers. Here's what Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez,...

In a recent roundtable with West Pak's field team, these ag-experts stepped up with their best words of advice for California growers for May and into June. Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez, and Field...

A field manager and cultural advisor for the groves at West Pak Avocado Andrew Gabryszak operates mainly in San Diego and Riverside counties in sunny Southern California. He works with 125 to 135 growers in the region with ranches ranging in size from 5 to...

Out in the groves, West Pak field experts Ralph Gonzalez and Andrew Gabryszak share the latest cultural report and tell us what’s next as we enter spring and ramp up the California season. Pruning, Planting, Etc. With some good rains, a strong market, and a lot of...

Take a moment to walk the groves with Nick Lahr, Field Buyer for West Pak Avocado, and his passion for his profession quickly becomes evident. He's most at home out in the field, taking in the fresh air and sunshine, even playing in the dirt...