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Haas Avocados

Haas/Hass avocados?

MMDE: Haas avocados

Current: Hass avocados

Another spelling MMDE.

Most everyone aware of the brand spells it Haas, yet this isn't the way it's supposed to have been from the start in the 1920's.

The avocado was popularised by Rudolph Hass in 1926 and patented in 1935, from which they took their name. There are many, many references to Haas on the internet today, and to many it just seems to have changed names suddenly for no reason, which is why it's being pointed to as a Mandela Effect.

Some are even questioning the spelling of avocado itself, and swearing it used to be avacado...

Mail man

Rudolph Hass was the mail man in La Habra, California in 1935 but had a hobby of cultivating avocados in his back yard. He eventually came up with a strain which produced fruit all year, and ended up producing 85 percent of all the states avocados in the state.

The original tree which they came from only died in 2002, but by then others cultivated from it are now on most plantations in the county. All these trees came from seedlings which Hass bought in 1926 from A. R. Rideout of Whittier, California, who was a keen seedling enthusiast. The seeds sold to Hass might even have been cross pollinated before Rideout obtained them.

He almost chopped the first tree down because he thought it was dead,but a colleague familiar with grafting told him otherwise. It did grow and its fruit turned out to be the dark, leathery produce we know today. His children liked the taste, and since he was still working as a mail man at the time, gave some to his co-workers at the post office. From then on, when people were willing to pay for them, he expanded production which eventually led to the 1935 patent.