The avocado is a non-traditional Dominican crop, and in spite of this, it has imposed on production until it converted the Dominican Republic into the third largest producer of this unique and highly appreciated fruit.
Since 2010, there is a National Avocado Commission in the country, in Los Arroyos Pedernales. This commission, composed of the public and private sector, has as mission to define policies and create rules to develop projects dedicated to the export of the fruit.
In the country, there are 300,960,028.8 m2 of a vocados planted, and the most important areas are Los Arroyos of Pedernales, Cordillera Septentional, Peravia, San Cristobal, Neyba, Puerto Plata, Valverde, and Espaillat. However, it is also cultivated in the central region, the North and the Southwest, but with less intensity.
The main export market of the Dominican avocado is the United States, followed by Europe and Puerto Rico, and the most popular varieties are 6034, Polo, Simons, GhoKets, Hass, Booth 8 and Ponenoe. 25 thousand farmers are engaged in this sector in a cultivation area of 300,960,028.8 m2.