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Hass Avocado Tree

Hass Avocado Tree

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First grown in a residential yard in California in 1926, the Haas Avocado Tree has swept the globe, becoming the most popular avocado on the market today. If you live in USDA Zones 9b-11, you don’t need to break the bank by buying these famous fruits at the grocery store. Instead, grow your own! 


Haas Avocado Trees are surprisingly easy to grow, making them ideal for beginners. They need tropical conditions to thrive, but gardeners in cooler regions can also consider growing these trees indoors as houseplants. 


Enjoy the beloved taste of buttery Haas avocados all season long, straight off the tree.

This tree cannot be shipped to AZ or OR.

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Why You'll Love It

  • Delicious: The creamy flavor of these avocados is unmatched, especially when harvested fresh and grown at home. 
  • Versatile: Add a buttery finish to salads, sandwiches, guacamole, or the internet-famous avocado toast.  
  • Low-Maintenance: Haas avocado trees are not demanding and require little attention when planted in the right climate. 
  • Budget-friendly: You won’t need to buy these pricey fruits in-store when growing your own, with each tree producing around 200 to 300 fruits per season when mature.
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Hass Avocado Tree

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Avocados perform best in full sun positions (6 hours per day or more). While it can be grown in partial shade, it will have reduced yields. Choose a location with rich, well-draining soil, avoiding areas where water collects after rainfall to prevent rot. For those in colder climates, plant in containers to move the tree to a protected area in winter. Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Gently remove the bush from its container, loosen the roots, and place it in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole, gently tamping down the soil to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil around the roots. Mulch around the base to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Harvesting:

Harvest when fruits are larger and the skin changes color. Trim fruits off the tree gently to avoid bruising and let ripen for a few days before eating.

Pruning:

Prune lightly for shape and trim dead or damaged wood. Heavy pruning can reduce fruit production. Remove new branches that appear below the graft point.

Growth:

Hass Avocados grow 8 feet in containers and up to 20 feet in-ground. Plant at least 15 feet from other plants.

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Product Info

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.

Mature Width: 4-6 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Part Sun

Growth Rate: Fast

Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR

Care and Maintenance

Watering: Water newly planted trees 2-3 times per week to establish a strong root system. After the first year, reduce watering to around once per week, adjusting with rainfall. Water more often during dry spells and hot conditions to reduce stress. Potted trees dry out quicker than trees in the ground, requiring more frequent watering.

Fertilizing: Once established, give your avocado tree a boost with a nitrogen-rich slow-release fertilizer, applied once per season from spring to fall. Newly planted trees benefit from lighter applications every 6-8 weeks. Supplement with organic mulch throughout the season to boost soil health.

Pruning: Haas avocados don’t require pruning to fruit successfully. To maintain health and improve growth, simply remove dead wood and trim any branches that are damaged or crossing. Avoid heavy pruning as this can reduce fruit production.

Pests and Diseases: Common avocado pests include fruit flies, avocado thrips, scale insects, and mites. Look out for signs of infestation and treat immediately to limit damage. Anthracnose, canker, and root rot can also affect avocado trees. Prune damaged areas, improve airflow, watch your watering, and limit stress to reduce risk.

Pollination: Hass Avocado Trees are partially self-pollinating, but you can enhance the fruit set by encouraging pollinator activity and planting another avocado variety nearby. This will improve cross-pollination and fruit yield.

Harvesting: Around 7-8 months after flowering, when the fruits have grown in size, pick a few fruits and let them sit at room temperature. If they soften within a few days, the crop is ready to harvest. Use pruning shears to cut the fruit from the tree, leaving a short stem attached to prevent damaging the fruit. Wait until the fruits yield to gentle pressure, indicating ripeness.

Recovery Time: Transitioning from our nursery to your home can be a bit of a shock to your plant. A short acclimation period helps it recover and reduces stress.

Climate Adjustment: Every environment is unique. Giving your plant time to adjust to the local climate, humidity, and light conditions in a shady spot will set it up for better growth and health.

How to Acclimate Your Plant: Keep the plant in its container and place it in a shady, sheltered area away from high winds. Ensure it's watered adequately – the soil should be moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the plant for any signs of distress and allow it to adjust for a few days before planting. After a few days of acclimation, your plant will be better prepared to thrive in its new home for years to come.

Planting Care

Sunlight: Plant in full sun, providing 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. They can grow in partial sun but will perform better with increased sunlight hours.

Soil: Plant in well-draining soil amended with compost. In containers, choose a well-draining potting mix to prevent rot.

Mature size: These trees grow to around a maximum of 8 feet in containers and up to 20 feet when planted in the ground outdoors in the right climates.

Climate: The Haas avocado loves tropical conditions with plenty of warmth and high humidity. They can survive in temperatures down to 30°F (-1°C), suitable for planting in USDA Zones 9b-11. Those in cooler climates can keep them indoors or in a greenhouse over winter.

Thinning: Remove damaged or diseased branches to improve growth and any branches that are crossing one another.

Location: Choose a full sun position, either in containers on a patio or indoors or outdoors in the ground in warmer regions. They will appreciate more direct sun when kept indoors.

Watering: Water young trees and potted trees 2-3 times per week when the soil starts to dry out. Established trees require water around once per week, depending on environmental conditions.

Pruning: Prune lightly to maintain the desired shape and trim dead or damaged wood. Avoid heavy pruning as this can reduce fruit production. Hass avocado trees are grafted, so remove new branches that appear below the graft point as those will not produce Hass avocados.

Spacing: Plant at least 15 feet away from any other trees or nearby structures in your garden when in the ground.

Harvesting: Harvest when the fruits are larger and the skin has changed color. Trim the fruits off the tree gently rather than pulling to avoid bruising and leave for a few days to ripen before eating.

Pollination: A single avocado tree will produce fruit, but they do benefit from cross-pollination. Consider planting a second tree for better fruit set.

Hardiness Zone: Haas Avocado Trees are suitable for planting in USDA Zones 9b-11.

Fertilizer: Apply a nitrogen-rich fertilizer once per season from spring to fall. Feed potted trees more frequently with lighter applications to combat leaching.

Growing Zone

Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors