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GROWING REGIONS

The biggest avocado producing zone is Region 5, in which the fertile Quillota–La Cruz and La Ligua–Cabildo Valleys are key production zones. These zones each have a frost–free climate, and receive high quality water from the Aconcagua, Petorca and Ligua rivers.

Chile is divided politically into 12 Regions, plus a 13th, the Metropolitan Region. The 1st Region is in the north of, bordering Peru and Bolivia. The 12th Region corresponds to the southern end, reaching to Antarctica.

There are more than 26 thousand hectares of Hass avocados planted in Chile. The distribution of cultivation per region is as follows:

  • Region 4: 11%
  • Region 5: 67%
  • Metropolitan Region: 18%
  • Region 6: 4%

The biggest avocado producing zone is Region 5, in which the fertile Quillota–La Cruz and La Ligua–Cabildo Valleys are key production zones. These zones each have a frost-free climate, and receive high quality water from the Aconcagua, Petorca and Ligua rivers.