LA HABRA HEIGHTS - HOME OF THE HASS AVOCADO MOTHER TREE
In the late 1920's, Rudolph Hass, a postman, planted an avocado seedling in his new orchard in La Habra Heights. ┬áHis children preferred the taste of the bumpy fruit of the new tree over the smoother, established Fuerte. ┬áHass named the variety after himself and took out a patent in 1935. ┬áHe also made an agreement that same year with a Whittier nurseryman, Harold Browka to grow and promote Hass avocados. ┬áToday the Hass avocado, often marketed as Haas, with its longer shelf life and richer, nuttier taste, accounts for about 80% of the avocados purchased worldwide. ┬áThe sales generate more than 1 billion in revenues a year in the U.S. ┬áThe mother tree died of root rot in 2004.
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