Hass Avocado Tree
Ornamental Tree with Delicious, Healthy Fruit
Hass Avocado is a tree that produces outstanding fruit, and a pleasing appearance in the landscape. Plant one as a specimen tree, or several for a small orchard to provide appetizing avocados for your kitchen table.
Prized for its extraordinary, green-skinned, oval fruits which have a pebbly texture and present a pleasing appearance against the lush, glossy foliage.
As the fruits ripen, they transition to a dark purple/black hue that is a sharp contrast to the light green fruit within. Creamy with a slightly nutty flavor, this fruit will certainly delight your taste buds and be a delicious addition to the variety of dishes you may choose to serve it with.
Worldwide, Hass is the most popular commercially-grown avocado. Its durability in transport and reliable shelf life, make it a popular choice among growers and customers alike.
The Hass Avocado can produce fruit year-round and is a self-pollinator, so you can just have one if you like. However, once you've had one you're sure to want more.
It can also be grown indoors where the winters are too harsh. This is one of those landscape trees that is not only beautiful but bountiful in its harvest. It is sure to brighten your yard with its ornamental appeal while also providing you with delicious, healthy fruit.
- Outstanding Fruit
- Lovely Tree
- Somewhat Cold Hardy
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Great Tasting, Productive Hass Avocado
Avocados are native to South-Central Mexico and have been traced as far back as 7000 BC and were likely been cultivated since the Incas civilization in 750 BC. But it wasn't the early 1900's did growers see the potential for the avocado in the United States.
The Hass was discovered in late 1920's by a postman named Rudolph Hass, who spent all his money on the purchase of a small plot of land in La Habra Heights, California, in order to satisfy his dream of growing avocados. With only enough money left to purchase seed from a local avocado pioneer/grower A.R Rideout, he planted with the intent of grafting over the most popular industry-standard of the day, the Fuerte avocado.
Hass was not very successful in his initial attempts to graft his seedling rootstock. After two years worth of attempts, he had finally got all but one to take. After it began to fruit, the story goes, he had decided to take it down and start over. His children talked him out of it, proclaiming the variety to be much better tasting than Fuerte. Today, this is often debatable, as the Fuerte is itself a very high-quality avocado.
Hass did see quality in the fruit and took it to Harold Brokaw of Brokaw Nurseries, which today is the largest grower of avocado grafts and seedlings in the nation. Brokaw agreed to propagate and help patent the variety for a 75 percent share of the revenue. The Hass was a more productive variety than Fuerte and came in at a different time of the year, so initial sales were brisk, with Brokaw quite frequently selling out.
It is said, though, that the money soon dried up as farmers began grafting their own trees, and by the time the patent expired in 1952, only a little over $5000.00 in total revenue had been collected. It was in that same year that Rudolph Hass passed away; leaving his name on the hard fought Hass avocado as the world wide top seller.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Persea americana 'Hass'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||14 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|