The avocado is a nutrient dense food loved around the world for its mild flavor and creamy texture. With rough, deep green to bright green skin, pale yellow-green flesh, and a large, smooth seed, the avocado is a fruit unlike any other.
You’ve probably heard of Hass avocados before. Hass is the most common cultivar – in fact, 80% of the world’s avocados are Hass. Hass avocados are popular due to their nutty taste, year-round availability, and long shelf life.Hass avocados have a distinctly pebbled skin that changes color from bright green to deep green and even black-purple as the avocado ripens. They have a rich flavor, creamy rather than watery texture, and feature a 19% oil constitution. All Hass avocados are descendants of one “mother tree” that was grown by a man named Rudolph Hass in La Habra Heights, California. The species was patented in 1935, and the “mother tree” survived an impressive 67 years after that before it was cut down in 2002 after dying of root rot.