Hass is one of the most popular Avocado varieties due to both its superior taste and excellent keeping qualities. A beautiful treegrowing to about 9m H x 10m W, Hass is fairly cold and frost tolerant once established.
Avocados make a great specimen tree in the garden and are a larger growing fruit tree so be sure you have the space for it to grow.
Plant in a sunny but protected position in well-drained enriched soil. Avocados are very fussy about their soil conditions and will not tolerate wet feet or heavy soils, it is essential to prepare the ground by adding a lot of organic matter to the planting hole well before planting.
The fruit is medium sized, pear-shaped with creamy, flesh with leathery rough dark-purple skin that turns to black when ripe. Harvest fruit - August to December. Avocados begin to ripen once picked and may take up to 10 days to reach maturity.
The tasty Hass' creamy inner flesh is delicious in everything from salads and guacamole to vegetarian chilli , chocolate avocado cake or the ever-popular smashed avo on toast.
You'll save hundreds of dollars at the supermarket when you grow your own Avocados - especially since you can expect your tree to produce fruit year after year for 40+ years.