Avocado, Alligator Pear 'Hass'

Persea americana

Family: Lauraceae (law-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Persea (PER-see-uh) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Hass
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Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alpine, California

Berkeley, California

Camarillo, California

Goleta, California

Hayward, California

Port Hueneme, California

San Clemente, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Santa Rosa, California

Spring Valley, California

Cibolo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 13, 2017, yogafiable from Camarillo, CA wrote:

After living with multiple avocado trees in our back yard for years, we are relocating from southern California to Dade City, Florida. We would like to plant some trees as soon as we get there and would appreciate any help you folks could offer. We want to stick to the Haas rather than the large ones available in the markets in Florida. Those never come to the oil content of a Haas. We are spoiled!

Positive

On Feb 25, 2013, nathanieledison from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have three of these grown from seed. The oldest, which is not quite ten years old, still hasn't produced fruit, but they're all gorgeous!! I'm in zone 9b and we got some pretty nasty frost this year, but only the tops were a little fried. Other avocado trees in the area that weren't protected were fine. Beautiful trees!

Neutral

On Jul 1, 2012, jimeedee from Corona, CA wrote:

I have planted a Hass avacado here in Corona California. It has now produced much fruit some golf ball sized. Today I noticed about a dozen marble sized and larger on the ground. Is this a sign of too much water?

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