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Avocado 'Hass'

Persea americana 'Hass'

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

6m

4m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Once harvested, the fruit should be left to soften before being eaten.

Avocado 'Hass' Overview

The most favoured and widely grown avocado cultivar. Hass is favoured for the size and taste of its fruit and its high fruit yield. The fruit is distinguished from other avocados by its bumpy, dark-coloured skin.

Common problems with Avocado 'Hass'

Diseases include phytophthora and Dothiorella canker which infects the stems. Pests include squirrels, leaf rollers, fruit flies, mealy bugs and coconut bugs.

    How to propagate Avocado 'Hass'

    Cuttings

    Graft a cutting onto a suitable, vigorously growing rootstock. Grafting should be done during winter months.

    Seed

    Not recommended, as fruit quality and yield potential may be compromised. Place pips above a glass of water with 3 toothpicks during spring/summer. cut the shoot back when about 6 cm and pot up. Germination will take 1-3 months.

    Other uses of Avocado 'Hass'

    Edible