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La Habra Heights in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Original Hass Avocado Tree

 
 
The Original Hass Avocado Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
1. The Original Hass Avocado Tree Marker
Inscription. Through its progeny, this tree, planted in 1926 by Rudolph Hass, has played an important role in the development of the California avocado industry.
 
Erected 1973 by California Avocado Society, California Historical Society, and La Habra Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 57.281′ N, 117° 57.989′ W. Marker is in La Habra Heights, California, in Orange County. Marker is on West Road half a mile west of Hacienda Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 West Road, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 2 miles away); La Habra Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 4 miles away); Workman Family Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); William Workman Home (approx. 4 miles away); Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 4.8 miles away); Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Regarding The Original Hass Avocado Tree. This tree died in 2002 at the age of 76.
Every Hass avocado
The Original Hass Avocado Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
2. The Original Hass Avocado Tree Marker
tree today is descended from this tree.
The name Hass is often misspelled and mispronounced as Haas.
The marker can be seen in what is now the front yard of a home, which has a low fence around it.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Tree. Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
The Original Hass Avocado Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1990
3. The Original Hass Avocado Tree and Marker
Below the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
4. Below the Marker
Rudolph and Elizabeth Hass at The Original Tree image. Click for full size.
circa 1950
5. Rudolph and Elizabeth Hass at The Original Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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