Persea americana 'Hass'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||PER-see-uh a-mer-ih-KAY-na HAS|
|Lore||Though widely misspelled as 'Haas', this popular avocado variety is in fact named 'Hass', as it is the namesake of postman Rudolph Hass, who planted the original tree as a seedling in his Southern California grove in the mid-1920s. The Hass mother tree died and was removed in the fall of 2002. A plaque now marks the site where it lived, on West Road in La Habra Heights, California. Avocado trees typically carry concurrent crops; they flower and set fruit while the fruit that was set the previous spring is nearly ready to be harvested, having spent 12 to 18 months reaching maturity.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15-25 ft. tall, 15-20 ft. wide; easily kept smaller with pruning.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Growth Habit||Rounded, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Accent, Hillside, Raised Bed, Shade Tree|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
Provide unamended, well-drained soil, and a wind and frost-sheltered site. Apply a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture, avoiding the trunk. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Periodic leaf drop is normal; allow to remain as mulch. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11