Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Hass avocado

Hass avocado

Hass is the main avocado variety grown in New Zealand. It keeps well, and the thick bumpy skin helps protect it during transport. The skin colour changes from green to black as the fruit ripens. Hass avocados have smooth, creamy flesh and a large single seed.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Avocados and persimmons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16005/hass-avocado (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008