About Hass Avocados

There are hundreds of avocado varieties but only one Hass variety patented by Rudolph Hass in 1935. Looking for industry data? Visit www.hassavocadoboard.com.

About the Variety: Our Story

Hass avocados are one of the more common varieties of avocado. Patented August 27, 1935 by Mr. Rudolph Hass, U.S. Plant Patent No. 139.

Each variety of avocado has it's own varietal characteristics. For example, Hass avocados are known as the "year-round avocado" because of their seasonal availability.

The Hass avocados in your grocer's produce section are worldwide. That assures you of a ready supply of fresh fruit 365 days a year. Hass avocados are oval shaped, with a small to medium sized seed, they range in weight from 5 to 12 ounces, with a creamy texture and great taste. They also have a distinctive skin that turns from green to purplish-black when ripe. Learn how to distinguish Hass avocados from other varieties.

Make Sure You Choose Hass

The Hass Avocado is easily identified by its oval shape, the bumpy, pebbled texture of its skin and the dark green to purple -black color indicating it's ripe and ready to enjoy.

Haas vs. Hass - What is the Difference?

Uncover the history in the name and what separates the Hass Avocado from the rest? Learn about the mother of all Hass avocadosand the man who patented the variety, Mr. Rudolph Hass. Start digging through Hass Avocado History and Hass vs. Haas.

About the Hass Avocado Board

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) was established in 2002, after approval by producers and importers of Hass avocados in a national referendum. A 12-member board administers the program under USDA supervision. Nearly 20,000 producers and 100 importers from California, Chile, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic are involved in HAB, which covers fresh domestic and imported Hass avocados sold in the U.S. market.

For more information about the Hass Avocado Board including its bylaws and other legal documentation, please visit www.hassavocadoboard.com

The following marketing organizations are established or recognized under the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research and Information Act of 2000:

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The Hass Avocado Board has adopted a diversity policy to ensure that HAB and its programs are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status or other basis protected by law. Read the HAB Diversity Outreach Plan and Policy here.



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