Lamb Hass Avocado

Persea americana 'Lamb Hass'

This upright, compact, and prolific tree produces bigger fruit than Hass, and matures a month later. Dark green, pebbly skin turns purplish-black as the fruit ripens after harvest, from May to November. Easy to peel, revealing its exceptionally rich flavor and creamy texture inside. The type A flowers are self-fertile, but planting more or a complementary variety such as 'Sir Prize' may boost fruit set.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationPER-see-uh a-mer-ih-KAY-na LAM HAS
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15-20 ft. tall, 10-15 ft. wide; easily kept smaller with pruning.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Accent, Hillside, Raised Bed, Shade Tree
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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

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