|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|
|Height Range||30 - 60 FT|
|Spread Range||15 - 30 FT|
|Sunset Zones||9 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 21 : 23 : 24|
|USDA Zones||9a : 9b : 10a : 10b|
|Leaf Color||Medium Green : Olive-green|
|Flower Color||Green-Yellow : Greenish White|
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