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Avocados - Hass vs Lamb Hass

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davewastech starts with ...
Hi guys,
I'm still thinking which of these avos to plant. Space-wise the LH would fit easier.
OK, I've checked out Daleys forum and a video. But still have a few questions to anybody whose grown a Lamb.
1. Are there any disadvantages of Lamb Hass (vs Hass) regarding pests or diseases?
2. I've still not tasted a LH. How does the taste compare?
3. Anybody ever seen LH fruit for sale around Sydney? (so I can taste one)
4. I see LH trees for sale in Bunnings - I presume these are non-grafted?
5. Does it matter what variety of rootstock is used? (for planting in Sydney)
Thanks in advance,
Dave
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David01 says...
Hi davewastech,

1. I don't find any problem with Hass and Lamb Hass in terms of pets or diseases but Lamb Hass grows much more compact than Hass.
2. They tastes very similar but Lamb Hass a bit less oil and nearly twice the size
3. I found it sold at Coles in Melbourne under the name Hass
4. You need a grafted one
5. I don't think it is important if you live in Sydney. Cheers
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echinopora says...
The lamb Hass in Bunnings will be grafted material from fruit lovers nursery. If they haven’t been at the store too long quality is usually pretty good. The main downside to lamb Hass is that it doesn’t store on the tree as well as Hass. The upside is a bigger fruit that sits more inside the canopy where it is protected. I don’t think my tastebuds are sophisticated enough to tell them apart.
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davewastech says...
Well I just bought a LH because by now Bunnies Chatswood only had one left. (yesterday there were several). And yes it's clearly grafted. The label only has generic avo information on it - ie all the avo trees have the same label but with a sticker on the label to indicate variety. They have quite a few varieties at the moment - wurtz, pinkerton, bacon, etc. $49.

Re My question 1 about pests and diseases - I was thinking that LH fruits during the fruit fly season, so will I need to take precautions about ff?
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David01 says...
Hi davewastech,

The skin of LH is thick and hard. I don't think fruit fly can penetrate its skin. Cheers
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Danny333 says...
Hi Davewastech,

I would also choose Lamb Hass over regular Hass. The tree is more compact has better fruit set and is more resistant to sunburn. I have three of them in large pots. We have Mediterranean fruit flies in Perth and they don’t touch the avocados.
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Potty Bob 1 says...
Have any of you had experience with Meluma Avocado? Similar characteristics of lamb Hass ,but earlier fruiter .
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jaykay says...
Potty Bob, I've heard great things about Maluma Avocado Trees, and would love to get my hands on one. The fruit quality is supposed to be on par or better than Hass, but bigger, and with a better flesh to seed ratio, and come on earlier in the season by a month or two I believe.

Anyone have a Maluma Avocado tree, or know where to get them, I'd love to get one as well.

Cheers.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Is Maluma Avo fruit available in shops, I thought Coles was selling it ? Anyone tried it ?
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David01 says...
Maluma and Lamb Hass have the same weight ave about 300 grams and taste similar to Hass. The Maluna tree looks similar to lamb Hass also. I was wondering in South Africa could they called a different name? Cheers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maluma_(avocado)
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Potty Bob 1 says...
If you want a Maluma grafted tree , try gumtree, Kingscliff,avocado , Jack can get them . Picked up a strong grafted runt for $30 .
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davewastech says...
Haven't heard of Maluma - sounds impressive though.
My baby LH is growing nicely so far
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