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Waverly Famous Florida Citrus Crate Label

SKU: CRL1053 $2.95 USD



Historic Overview

This mint original label from the Waverly Growers Cooperative measures 8.25” Wide x 8.25” Wide and dates back to the 1930s. It features a map of Florida with Waverly and Bok Tower shown on the map. The Waverly Growers Cooperative is located midway between Bok Tower and Cypress Gardens in the heart of Florida.


The Waverly Growers Cooperative was founded in 1914 by eight growers and was incorporated in 1935. Later it joined Florida's Natural Growers as one of the 12 grower organizations representing almost 1,000 individual growers who own nearly 50,000 acres of citrus trees in Florida. You might be familiar with Florida's Natural Growers since they run extensive TV advertising dispensing homespun witticisms while pointing out that only Florida's Natural uses only Florida orange juice.


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This is the older White Collar label. It measures 13” Wide x 5” High and dates to the 1940s. The label has a red diagonal band across a black background. E. & G. Avocado Company was the packer and shipper from La Habra, California. In 1926 a postman named Rudolph G. Hass decided to try his hand at growing avocados on a 1.5 acre plot in La Habra, California, that he’d used all his savings to purchase. Hass bought several experimental seedling trees to plant. Once the trees reached a sufficient size, Hass attempted to graft different avocado varieties onto them, a common practice that speeds up fruit production. However, one tree proved resistant to grafting, so Hass planned to cut it down. But his children talked him out of it, because they liked the taste of that particular tree’s fruit. The spared tree turned out to produce abundant fruit with great nutty taste. It resisted damage during travel, had a very long shelf life and year-round growing season. In short, Rudolph Hass was producing avocados with unique commercial advantages. In August 1935, he obtained a patent for his new avocado variety, which he named after himself, Hass.  Rudolph Hass’ patent expired in 1952, the year he died. Today the Hass has become the “super avocado.” It accounts for 95% of the avocado production in California. The Hass “mother tree” that started it all continued producing fruit in La Habra Heights for 76 years, but she finally succumbed to root rot in 2002. WE GUARANTEE OUR LABELS TO BE AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED!


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