Indulge in the tropical
delight of Colombian
Hass Avocados.

COLOMBIAN
AVOCADOS

01- THE LAND

The land of Colombia excels as a prime supplier of avocados and other fruits, boasting ideal growing conditions and a diverse range of high-quality produce.

The best avocados are selected and harvested from our associated orchards,

located in lands around Manizales in the Caldas region of Colombia.

The best Hass avocados are selected and harvested from our associated orchards located in land around Manizales in the Caldas region of Colombia.

02- THE PRODUCT

Savor the rich, creamy goodness of Colombian Hass Avocados, delivering the taste of tropical bliss with every bite.

AVOCADO
HASS

Hass Avocados are characterized by their small, oval shape and dark green skin. Known for their soft texture and creamy taste, they offer a delightful hint of nuttiness, making them versatile for countless recipes. 

Their distinctively dark and bumpy skin is a hallmark of this variety, ensuring consistent quality and excellent flavor development year-round.

health & nutrition

  • GOOD FIBER SOURCE
  • LOW IN SATRATED FAT
  • VITAMIN E (6% DV)
  • VITAMIN K
  • FAT-SOLUBLE NUTRIENTS
  • CAROTENOID LUTEIN

Avocado earns its superfood status owing to its numerous health benefits. Just one serving (1/3 of a medium avocado) can significantly contribute to a balanced diet, thanks to its high fiber content, low saturated fat levels, and rich monounsaturated fats totaling 5 grams. Apart from these heart-healthy fats, Colombian avocados also pack essential nutrients like vitamin E (6%DV), crucial for cell maintenance, and dietary fiber, which aids in regulating blood sugar levels. Additionally, they offer vitamin K for bone strength and blood clotting. With a bounty of vital vitamins and minerals, avocados also enhance the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A.

Moreover, avocados provide a notable 136 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein per serving (one-third of a medium avocado), a compound vital for eye health. Lutein, found in the eye, may play a role in maintaining vision as we age. With such impressive health credentials, it’s clear that Hass avocados from Colombia are champions of healthy living.

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CULTURE &  LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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FARM & CROP

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QUALITY STANDARDS & LOGISTICS CONTROL

Embark on a Culinary Journey -   Discover the Rich Heritage of Colombian Avocados

The lineage of the Hass avocado from Colombia traces back to a country steeped in history, where indigenous communities have flourished on fertile lands since 15,000 BC. Rich in music, dance, and a culinary heritage that tantalizes the taste buds, Colombia’s culture weaves a tapestry of sensory delights.  Avocado growers in Colombia cherish their fruit as a legacy, tending to each tree with utmost care and respecting the diverse ecosystems that nourish their prized produce.  This dedication fosters the growth of lush, flavorful Colombian Hass avocados, renowned for their exquisite taste.

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From Harvest to Transit -  Ensuring Quality, Freshness, and Control Every Step of the Way

Direct Connect’s avocados boast a unique harvest schedule, occurring two weeks later than usual to ensure a nuttier taste and increased dry mass. Growers rely on distinctive cues like shape and color to identify optimal harvesting times.  Due to varying ripening rates, growers meticulously inspect trees multiple times for manual fruit selection. Upon picking, avocados undergo immediate cooling to 12˚C at the packing station, followed by rinsing, quality and size sorting, and packaging in preparation for shipment to our valued customers. Following harvesting, washing, and sorting at the packing centers, the avocado-laden pallets are primed for transportation to their designated destinations. Ahead of transit, the temperature is further reduced to 5˚C, ensuring optimal preservation.  Shipments are facilitated by containers equipped with continuous temperature control. Remarkably, avocados remain at a stable ripeness level throughout their three-week journey, maintaining their quality and freshness.

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Cultivating Excellence -   Nurturing Crop with Care and Delivering Premium Produce Worldwide

Avocado, a stone fruit grown on trees, undergoes an intriguing process of growth where the tree is grafted with avocado cuttings. While these trees can naturally soar up to 20 meters, commercial cultivation limits their height to 2.5 to 5 meters through pruning for efficient harvesting. Fruit-bearing typically commences in the third year, with harvest time determined by the fruit’s oil content Our avocados grow under privileged climatic conditions and are managed under the best agricultural practices. This allows us to satisfy the most demanding standards and deliver first class products all around the world.