When many people think of an Avocado, they think of the popular Hass variety. The little, black, high-quality fruit with its nutty flavor, creamy texture, and the small seed has become one of the most widely distributed produce items in the US. Every Hass Avocado tree growing today comes from a single tree grown in a California neighborhood. The name Hass refers to that original tree’s owner. Now you can grow this delicious, nutritious favorite in your own back yard.
Hass Avocado Trees are a great choice for the home grower in USDA Zones 9 to 11. Hass Avocado Trees like full sun, are sensitive to temperatures below 32º F., grow to heights of thirty-five feet, and widths of about eighteen feet. The handsome trees grow upright, have small, deep green leaves, and light brown to grey bark. They bloom clusters of yellow flowers that are pollinated by bees and other insects.