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Hass avocado

Today we are going to talk about one of the most consumed varieties of avocado in the world. It is about the hass avocado. It is also known by the name of heart fruit since it resembles the vital organ and the benefits of the oil they have serve to reduce cholesterol and protect the cardio-circulatory system. Over time it has become one of the best known and commercialized varieties in the world.

Therefore, we are going to dedicate this article to tell you all the characteristics, properties and how to cut the hass avocado.

Main features

It is a type of avocado that when young has a green color. When it becomes mature and is suitable for consumption, it turns a darker, more violent color, turning almost black. Its skin is hard, thick and rough and the pulp is yellow. The flavor is similar to that of nuts and it is a relatively smaller variety than the rest of the varieties that are marketed. This has a higher proportion of pulp compared to others that are commonly sold.

When the Hass avocado is harvested, the plant is harvested between the months of January and June. The way this fruit is consumed is as follows. If you want to consume it immediately, it is best to select one that can be accessed more or less easily with gentle pressure. If you plan to consume in the course of the week choose those that are firmer. Avocados that are ready to eat are easy to find in the markets.

If you want to speed up the ripening process, you can place the avocado in a paper bag and keep it at room temperature until ready to eat. One of the tricks to speed up the ripening process even more is to place the bag along with an apple. The apple has some properties that accelerate ripening. Keep in mind that hass avocado is easier to peel when ripe. You just have to cut the avocado in half and turn the two parts to separate them. Once you have separated both parts, you just have to remove the bone by sliding the tip of the spoon gently outwards underneath.

If you want to avoid oxidation and staining of the avocado, once it is peeled, you must sprinkle a little lemon juice or white vinegar to avoid this.

Hass avocado history

This variety dates back to 1925. A California postman known by the name of Rudolf Hass gave a magazine ad in which there was an avocado tree that had dollar bills as leaves. At that time the avocado sold for a dollar a unit. Once he made this announcement he decided to plant avocado trees of the strongest variety. In order to graft I look for a specialist who will help him buy the seeds from a famous nurseryman. Hass can following the advice and planted another one of seeds together and managed to generate a new species almost by chance.

Keep in mind that at first this cost him a lot and it did not seem one of the predominant varieties from that time. However, the new avocado parity was able to gain a niche in the market due to some characteristics that made it unique. Let’s see what the characteristics are:

  • The hass avocado tree blooms once a year. Normally this flowering takes place in the spring time, but the fruits are still on the tree. They are capable of remaining on the tree for a long time without deteriorating.
  • The drainage of the soil where avocados are grown must be deep impermeable.
  • If there are some hotter days that increasing the temperature during the flowering season can harm the fruit. It also happens whether these days it takes place when the fruit is developing.
  • One of the advantages of this variety is that it has more resistance to different temperatures. However, if it is frequently exposed to frost, it can slow down the growth of the fruits.
  • The fruit of the seeds are relatively small if we look at it as a whole. It only weighs between 200-300 grams.
  • Its skin is rough and has a color ranging from green when it is young to purple, and even black when it is mature.
  • Despite what happens with the rest of fruits, the hass avocado does not have fiber but it has a high resistance to transport. Another advantage is that it lasts for a long time and can be harvested.

How to cut a hass avocado

To appeal this type of avocado in an easy way, we are going to tell you some tips.

  • Set the cutting board on a non-slip surface. You can also place a damp paper towel on the board to prevent it from slipping. We will place the avocado on the table and hold them well using a knife to count it lengthwise.
  • If we take the avocado with both hands while gently turning on both sides in opposite directions from the central cut, we can separate the parts very well. In addition, this gesture should release the bone and the avocado should be completely in two halves.
  • You can hold half of the avocado with the pit in the palm of your hand gently holding it in place. Take a spoon and insert it into the middle of the avocado directly against the pit. Slide the spoon gently around the bone and it can be pulled out smoothly.
  • If you insert the spoon between the dark skin of the avocado green meat, you can slide it to follow the line of the skin and separate it. When the meat is completely separated, the process can be repeated with the other half since the skin can be lifted with the spoon

I hope that with this information you can learn more about the hass avocado and its characteristics.

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