I'm an Amateur Food History Buff.
It's a myth that Hass Avocados only grow in CA.
Haas is the variety of the tree that grows the fruit.
Haas Trees can grow and produce fruit in a variety of locations including FL, NM, Mexico and Central America.
There are THOUSANDS of varieties of Avocados and more being developed.
At some point, they will develop an Avocado that will surpass the Hass but until then, Haas is the Gold Standard****or should I say, The Green Standard!
For everything you ever want to know about Avocados, go here: http://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/
post edited by Foodbme - 2013/02/17 21:03:38