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                                                Hass Avocado Tree

 Hass avocado fruit is the standard by which all avocado fruit is measured by. The trees grow throughout coastal California   and many coastal inland valleys in California. Hass can be grown in select areas of the Central Valley, but with a great deal of care for winter temperatures; Bakersfield, Visalia, Clovis, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Tracy, Brentwood, Fair Oaks and other areas, but you need to be prepared to protect the trees when a hard frost or freeze alert is issued.

Hass trees can be grown if pruned properly from 10 x 10 feet to large back yard shade and swing trees. If you live on the coast, and are looking for the best flavor avocado fruit, check out Reed, if you need a compact Hass variety tree then check out Lamb Hass, if you are in an inland valley area look at the cold tolerant Hass, check out Sir Prize Hass.

Ripens in Oct. to Dec. in the inland valleys of California and January to June in coastal areas in California.

We have got your Hass avocado tree every way you could want it. If you have had an avocado tree die from Avocado Root Rot then choose from our Duke, Dusa or Toro Canyon root stocks for a long lived tree.

The Hass avocado originated in Hacienda Heights, California, by Rudolph Hass. Introduced in 1941 from a selection made in 1926.
 
   
Hass Avocado

Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. The most popular avocado size for backyard use. This size of tree will make fruit in about 3 to 4 years.

I suggest only buying the #15 size trees, unless you already have avocado trees growing and get fruit from those while waiting for this tree to mature.
A flower type February/ November #5 - $29.99

 
Hass Avocado
Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. A popular avocado sized variety for backyard use. This size of tree will make fruit in about 2 to 3 years.

I suggest only buying the #15 size trees, unless you already have avocado trees growing and get fruit from those while waiting for this tree to mature.
A flower type February/ November #7 -
$48.00
 
Hass Avocado
Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. This is the tree you see most commonly for sale. It is grown from seedling root stock. Should make fruit the year after planting. A flower type February/ November #15 - $92.00
 
Hass Avocado
Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. This is the tree you see most commonly commercial avocado orchards. It is grown from selected cloned root stock that is resistant to avocado root rot.
This tree often has fruit on it at time of delivery or will produce a solid crop after planting.
A flower type February/ November #15 Premium Hass
$108.00
resistant to avocado root rot.
 
Hass Avocado Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. This is the tree you see most commonly for sale. It is grown from seedling root stock. Often has some fruit on it at time of delivery and will make fruit the year after planting. A flower type February/ November 24" Box -$385.00
 
Hass Avocado Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. This is the tree you see most commonly commercial avocado orchards. It is grown from selected cloned root stock that is resistant to avocado root rot.
This tree often has a lot of fruit on it at time of delivery or will produce a solid crop after planting.
A flower type February/ November Premium Hass
24" Box $425.00

resistant to avocado root rot.
 
Hass Avocado
Coastal to Coastal Inland Valleys, hard frosts only. For commercial and backyard use when a darn big avocado tree is needed. A flower type February/ November 36" Box
$785.00
resistant to avocado root rot.
 
 
Hass photo One of the longest harvest seasons usually beginning in February in Orange County, Ca. Excellent flavor and shipping qualities. Hass is often used as a control in field testing of other varieties.

Originated in La Habra, Heights, California, by Rudolph Hass. Introduced in 1936. Oval/pear shaped fruit. The leading commercial variety in California.
 
   
   
   
   
A Short History of the Hass Avocado
Avocado Society Yearbook, 1973-1974

The original tree was really a mistake - a lucky chance seedling. In the late 1920's, Mr. Rudolph Hass, who was a postman, purchased seedling trees from A. R. Rideout of Whittier, for the purpose of developing two acres of budded trees of the Lyon variety. It was Rideout's custom to plant very small seedlings at orchard spacing (12' x 12') at the grove site. The seedlings were grown in 2" x 2" x 8" tarpaper open-ended tubes of square cross sections. The seedlings were to grow in place for a year, or until well established, and be later budded in the field.

Hass' children first brought the tree to his attention. They preferred the fruit. Since the quality was high and the tree bore well, Hass patented it in 1935. The same year he ordered 300 trees propagated to this variety by H. H. Brokaw of Whittier. Hass never planted the ordered trees; however, he entered into an agreement that Brokaw grow and promote the variety in consideration of splitting gross tree income 25% for Hass and 75% for Brokaw.

That wasn't an easy decision in those days because the Hass fruit differed so dramatically from the Fuerte, which was the standard of the industry. Nonetheless, Brokaw began to propagate the rough, black Hass exclusively and promote it in favor of the then standard varieties. He and Hass felt justified inasmuch as the Hass was a far better bearer than the Fuerte and matured at a different time of the year. Because of the seasonal advantage Brokaw was successful to the point of yearly sellouts of his nursery crops of 3 to 10,000 trees. Selling price was $5.00 per tree and against (Fuerte tree) prices varying from $3.50 in good years down to $1.25 in poor ones.

Hass was at first thought to be an upright-growing variety since it was found crowded among other upright growing seedlings. Its season was advertised as being from May to November, even in the La Habra and Whittier areas. Brokaw maintains that this was so, just as the Fuerte commonly held until June in those days. He blames smog for earlier seasons in all varieties.

Despite speculation to the contrary, nobody knows what variety of seed produced the Hass. Rideout was an innovator and pioneer in avocados and used whatever seeds he could find - many times planting them along streets or in neighbor's yards in search for new varieties. Ironically, the Hass was one he hadn't intended to leave as a seedling.