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Hass avocado has been the most popular cultivar of avocado grown in Kenya, unlike its predessesor, the fuerte avocado, hass avocado enjoys a well competitive export market and good pricing.

The Hass avocado variety was patented by the U.S. postman Rudolph Hass (not Haas) in 1935 and has been the preferred varietal for over 75 years because of its easy to peel skin, smooth creamy texture and rich nutty flavor.

Hass made a contract with Whittier nurseryman Harold Brokaw to grow and sell grafted seedlings propagated from its cuttings. With Brokaw getting 75% of the proceeds. Brokaw then specialized in the Hass and often sold out of grafted seedlings since, unlike the Fuerte, Hass yields in Kenya are year-round and also more plentiful, with bigger fruit, a longer shelf life and richer flavor owing to higher oil content.

Why Hass avocado

Hass avocado is a variety of avocado with dark green coloured rough surface. Hass avocado is a large-sized fruit weighing 200 to 300 grams. When ripe, the skin becomes a dark purplish-black and yields to gentle pressure. When ready to serve, it becomes white-green in the middle part of the inner fruit. Owing to its taste, size, shelf-life, high growing yield and in some areas, year-round harvesting is possible.

Hass avocado is the most commercially popular avocado worldwide. It is also the most nutritive among fruits and is regarded as the most important contribution of the New World to human diet, according to Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao). Hass avocados mature between two and three years, have a long-life span of more than 50 years.

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Due to numerous challenges while farming traditional crops such as maize and other cash crops, including coffee and tea, the trend favours fruit tree farming. There is also a decline in major fruit producing countries in the southern hemisphere such as Mexico and South Africa due to climate change, which is favouring countries in the tropics.

Hass Avocado Farming Tips

If you are a farmer seeking diversity in agribusiness and you have not started growing Hass avocado up now, youโ€™re missing out a great deal.

Hass Avocado Varieties Grown In Kenya

Most farmers who venture into hass avocado production in Kenya are not aware that several varieties of hass avocado are available. This varieties have different characteristics that includes, fruit size and tree size.

Here in we highlight different varieties of hass avocados in Kenya, our next article will focus in-depth of each of the variety.

  1. Golden Hass Avocado Variety
  2. Giant Hass Avocado Variety
  3. Original / Pure Hass Avocado Variety
  4. Pinkerton Hass Avocado Variety

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For more on hass avocado production in Kenya, contact 0724559286

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