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The Story Behind the Hass Avocado

  • The Hass avocado was named after Rudolph Hass who tried to graft different varieties of avocado into a seedling he brought home, but due to his futile attempts of making fruit, he left it alone.
  • It were the Hass children who discovered the fruit of the avocado tree that Rudolph had left alone.
  • Millions of avocado trees were all genetically descendants of the single mother tree propagated by Rudolph Hass which he was not able to catch in despite its growing popularity.

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The History of the Avocado

The History of the Avocado

  • The avocado fruit has been existing since the Cenozoic era. It miraculously survived the dispersion system that happened 13,000 years ago.
  • By the 500 BC, in Mexico and Central America the avocado fruit was being bred to its fullest potential in which was believed to have aphroda...

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Avocados: The Fuerte vs. The Hass

There are many different types of avocados but these two are especially important due to the competition that arose between them.

Their differences are:

  • In color and outward appearance.
  • The Hass avocado trees grow faster, produces more fruit, and are easier to p...

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The Environmental Impact of The Avocado Craze

The ever growing avocado craze is continually causing a detrimental impact to the environment due to deforestation and the displacement of avocado seeds instead of the variant that should've been found in the locality.

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