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Avocado Hass 20lt

R770.00

Avocado Hass 20lt

Full Sun
Moderate Watering
Fruiting Tree

 

The Hass avocado tree (Persea americana ‘Hass’) is one of the most popular and well-known avocado varieties. It is highly prized for its creamy texture, rich flavour, and versatility in culinary applications.

Growth Habit
The Hass avocado tree is a medium to large-sized, evergreen tree with a spreading growth habit. It can reach a height of about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) at maturity, with a similar spread.

Leaves
The leaves of the Hass avocado tree are elliptical or oval-shaped, dark green, and glossy. They provide an attractive backdrop to the fruit.

Flowering
Hass avocados are classified as Type A avocados, which means they have flowers that function as both male and female parts. The flowers open as female in the morning and male in the afternoon, allowing for some degree of self-pollination. However, planting other avocado varieties nearby can enhance pollination and fruit set.

Fruit
Hass avocados are medium-sized fruit with a distinctive pebbled, thick, and dark green to purplish-black skin when ripe. The flesh is creamy, pale green, and has a rich, nutty flavour. The texture and flavour of Hass avocados make them highly desirable for eating fresh and using in various dishes.

Harvest
Hass avocados are typically harvested when they are mature but still firm. They continue to ripen off the tree and are ready to eat when they yield slightly to gentle pressure.

Climate
The Hass avocado tree prefers subtropical to tropical climates. It is sensitive to cold temperatures and frost. In areas with mild winters, such as coastal regions, Hass avocados can be successfully grown.

Cultivation
Like other avocado varieties, the Hass avocado tree requires well-draining soil and regular watering. Adequate irrigation is important, but the tree should not be exposed to waterlogged conditions. Mulching can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Pollination
While Hass avocados can self-pollinate to some extent, having another avocado variety nearby for cross-pollination can improve fruit set and yield.

Uses
Hass avocados are famous for their use in making guacamole, but they are also delicious in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and as a topping for various dishes.

Storage
Once Hass avocados are ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days to prolong their freshness. It’s important to consume them promptly once they are at the desired level of ripeness.

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Avocado Hass 20lt