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When it Comes to Avocados, Which is it: Hass or Haas?

We’re often asked, “which is it, Hass Avocado or Haas Avocado?” The correct spelling is “Hass.” The word “Hass” rhymes with “class,” and is often mistaken to rhyme with “Hoss” or “Hozz.”Why is it “Hass Avocado?”Because the Hass Avocado is named after Rudolph Hass, a California postman who patented the Hass...

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California’s Avocado Season is Coming to an End

That’s right, as we move into Fall we’ll see the avocado season in California come to an end. And as our avocado growers wrap up the California Avocado harvest, they begin to look forward to next avocado season by tending to their trees, providing the maintenance and care they require. After all, next season’s fruit is already on the trees you know!California Avocado Season...

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Celebrating Grandparents Day with California’s Avocado Growers

We wouldn’t have multi-generational family avocado farmers here in California without our avocado-growing elders. That’s why I wanted to take some time out to give some special recognition to all of the avocado growers in California who have grandchildren - in honor of Grandparent’s Day this September 7th, 2014.So often we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (and...

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Baby Avocados on the Avocado Trees

It’s late-June, and that means that the avocado flowers that sprouted and bloomed in early Spring have either fallen off of the trees or have been pollinated and are now baby avocados, growing into the fruit you will eat in 2015! As I’ve mentioned previously, avocado trees in California carry two crops at one time – one that’s ready or nearing harvest that you're...

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