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Persea americana 'Hass'

Hass Avocado

Avocado, Alligator Pear, Vegetable Butter, Or Butter Pear
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Scientific Name Persea americana 'Hass'
Principal Common Name Hass Avocado
Common Name(s) Avocado, Alligator Pear, Vegetable Butter, or Butter Pear
Description 'Hass' is pear shaped to ovoid; of medium size; skin tough, leathery, dark-purple or nearly black when ripe; pebbled; fairly thin; flesh of good flavor, 18 to 22% oil, generally; up to 35% in Queensland; seed small. Season: begins in mid-Mar. in California; Formerly accounted for 20% of California avocados shipped; now is the leading cultivar (70% of the crop in 1984). Tree bears better then 'Nabal' in cool areas of California, but grows tall and requires topping.
General Comments Originally came from a seed planted at La Habra Heights, Calif.; registered in 1932
Origin California 1932
Nativity Mexico
Height Range 30 - 60 FT
Spread Range 15 - 30 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 9 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 21 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Medium Green : Olive-green
Leaf Texture Coarse
Form Tree
Flower Color Green-Yellow : Greenish White
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