Because Hass Avocados are grown in Mexico, California, Chile, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic, you are assured of a fresh supply 365 days a year. Identified by its oval shape and bumpy pebbled texture, you know that a Hass is ripe when its skin is a purple to green-black color and yields to light pressure. New recipes are popping up everyday for this versatile fruit with the rich, nutty taste. Enjoy the Hass in salads, sandwiches, blended in drinks, and of course in guacamole. Low in calories and cholesterol- and sodium-free, Hass Avocados are known as the year-round fruit, so enjoy them at your summer picnics and your winter holiday dinners. Interestingly enough, the tree to which every Hass avocado in the world can trace its lineage, finally succumbed to root rot in 2002 at the age of 76. The fruit of her labor resulted in one of California’s more important industries.