When I was “growing up”, we’d never heard of an avocado. I can remember when I was first introduced to them: they were only available for a couple of months each year. But now, they seem to be an integral part of our diet and are available year-round. As I understand it, this is because they’re now grown in a number of different places.
But recently, there was a shortage. There was a sign in the supermarket saying that there weren’t as many coming from Western Australia (see also the news report). This put matters to a test in our house. My inclination was to forego them, but, for better or for worse, this didn’t happen and we still bought them, although we did cut down a little.
I now notice that prices, although still elevated, are returning to be more in line with we regard as “reasonable”.