While millennials and guacamole fans may be dismayed with avocado prices hitting record highs in New Zealand, the country's exporters say Aussies aren't likely to feel a flow-on.
The price for an average avocado in New Zealand hit $NZ5.06 ($A4.69) in the month of May, up from $NZ3.38 at the same time last year, according to Statistics New Zealand.
That compared to an average of about $A2.50 per fruit in Sydney at the start of May or $A3 in Melbourne.
It comes after hard year for New Zealand orchards, with the harvest to June this year about half of the previous season, according to the New Zealand Avocado Growers Association.
"Typically, avocado prices peak in July and August, as the main harvest season is from August to March," Stats NZ prices manager Matthew Haigh said.
But Australia is New Zealand's largest avocado export market, which raises the question of what it means for consumers here.
New Zealand Avocado chief Jen Scoular says when Kiwi growers start sending their goods overseas in late August, the conditions are likely to be much better.
While last year's crop left plenty wanting, growers on both side of the ditch were expecting strong yields from next month, with the New Zealand harvest tipped to be up by about 40 per cent.
"We're not going to expect prices higher than in February this year," she said.
But it's not all good news.
Ms Scoular said with demand booming and growers unable to keep up despite planting more, Aussie avocado fans were still likely to feel a pinch again at the start of 2019.