Rudolph Hass, The US Postal Worker Who Invented Hass Avocados

By Karen Harris
Hass avocados in Los Angeles, California on January 22, 2015. The avocado has become the United States new favorite fruit with more than 4.25 billion sold last year. The Hass variety make up 95% of all avocados eaten in the United States and 85% of avocad

You've probably never thought about the origins of your favorite avocado, simply enjoying your taco or toast without a care for the interesting and inspirational story of Rudolph Hass, a mail carrier who dabbled in botany and produced the viable, shippable avocado that we all know and love today. Shame on you. Well, at least you're here now.