It's National Guacamole Day, and avocado production is low

It might be more difficult to celebrate National Guacamole Day this year because of record-breaking heat killing the fruit.

In California, where 90 percent of American avocados come from, a June heat wave with triple-digit temperatures left many burnt avocado trees, according to a summer report by the Los Angeles Times. The result is fewer avocados — and, possibly less of your favorite chip dip.

California, home to guacamole's Hass avocados, has been rocked by heat waves this summer, which sparked wildfires in the Los Angeles area back in June. This summer has been the hottest on record in the Golden State.

The low avocado production has hit Mexico, too, which means a price increase on guacamole across the country.

The Street reported that Mexico produced fewer avocados in June and July this year than it typically does, which caused prices to spike in the summer.

Despite the low production, National Guacamole Day will still go on. Find fresh guacamole recipes in honor of the holiday here.

Also, while Sept. 16 is National Guacamole Day, you can celebrate avocados this fall, too. Nov. 14 is National Spicy Guacamole Day.


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