ANAHEIM (  If you are a guacamole lover, be prepared to dip deeper into your wallet as the price of avocado is skyrocketing.

A shortage of avocados in Mexico is causing prices to soar, and it is now being called a luxury fruit.

According to the Hass Avocado Board in Mission Viejo, the number of avocados shipped from Mexico in the first week of October was cut in half compared to a year ago.

Higher temperatures and the drought are to blame.


Sammy Montoya owns the Green Parrot Villa in Santa Ana.

He said he paid $72 dollars for a case of avocados a week ago. On Tuesday when he went to pick up a case, the price jumped to $105 a case – an increase of more than 40 percent.

He said he will not be serving guacamole for his Taco Tuesday special.



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