Is the Hass Avocado Really From La Habra?

Was it really born in La Habra, California?

Was the Haas avocado really born in La Habra, California? Almost. This most popular of all avocado varieties was developed by postal carrier Rudolph Hass (rhymes with that ever-expanding thing you sit on) in a small grove at his home in La Habra Heights, just over the border into Los Angeles County. All of today’s Hass avocado trees descend from a single seedling he planted there in 1926. The mother tree finally succumbed to a root fungus and was cut down in 2002.

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