Hass

HassCHARACTERISTICS

Round / egg shaped fruit.

SKIN

Thick, green, pebbly skin changes colour to purple/black when ripe/ready to eat. Skin does not yield to pressure easily – once soft or shriveled, fruit is overripe.

FRUIT SIZE

Small to medium (140 – 350g) – large fruit an exception.

SEED

In proportion to fruit size – small fruit, small seed.

SEASON

Mid / late May from the Limpopo Province until October from Kwazulu-Natal.

‘Out of  season’ fruit is available year round.

 STORAGE

Excellent shelf life with very few post harvest problems. Store at +5 degrees C – NOT  COLDER.

TASTE

Rich and nutty, as opposed to the stringy/watery “Natal” seedling variety.