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.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
Once harvested, the fruit should be left to soften before being eaten.
Graft a cutting onto a suitable, vigorously growing rootstock. Grafting should be done during winter months.
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.
First grown in 1928 by amateur horticulturist Rudolph Hass from seed he bought that came from a single tree in California.
Soil PH preference
Diseases include phytophthora and Dothiorella canker which infects the stems. Pests include squirrels, leaf rollers, fruit flies, mealy bugs and coconut bugs.