Delicious Avocados Right in Your Own Backyard
Bacon Avocado Tree is a late-producing variety of Avocado tree with exceptional fruit. It would make a terrific specimen tree for your yard, or several could be planted as a small orchard for a dramatic effect.
Your Bacon Avocado Tree is a highly productive, mid-winter variety with a lovely upright and spreading habit. Its dark green, glossy leaves lend an attractive, tropical appeal to your yard.
The Bacon Avocado Tree is self-fertile as well, so you don't have to worry about needing other varieties to ensure a healthy plant or successful harvest. It's somewhat hardy, but still needs some protection from frost.
The outstanding feature of your Bacon Avocado Tree is oval fruits, which ripen in late fall and into spring. Smooth, green skin provides a lively compliment to the lighter creamy flesh within. The fruits of your Bacon Avocado are particularly easy to peel and have a light, subtle flavor that compliments almost any dish. Keto dieters will love having this healthy, high fat, low carb fruit on hand.
Whether you enjoy Avocados as a dip, sliced into a sandwich, or simply sprinkled with a little salt on a hot summer day...they're a wholesome treat that tastes more like a sinful indulgence. Their creamy texture and delicate flavor make them a perfect addition to a variety of recipes, and they're chocked full of health benefits and even have medicinal uses.
Just imagine bringing your own home-grown Avocados to the next neighborhood barbecue or family event!
- Exceptional Fruit
- Lovely Tree
- Great For Keto Diets
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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Wonderful Flavor, Hardier Avocado
As Avocados go, the Bacon has proven to be a standout because of its wider range of adaptation. Planted in 1928 by James E. Bacon of Buena Park, this chance seedling was as a part of a windbreak to protect his Citrus crop. Thought to be a Mexican-Guatemalan cross, it is referred to as a hybrid, but the parent plants are unknown, as is the case with many Avocado varieties.
Due to the popularity of the avocado as a hedge plant, many of the most popular avocado varieties are named after citrus growers, including Hass. As the popularity of avocados grew, many of these citrus growers began to evaluate the seedlings that they had been growing within these hedges.
In 1951, Bacon introduced his avocado selection and the qualities of the Bacon quickly stood out. The first was the fact that the Bacon appeared to be a B-type flower with the fruit ripening in the late fall and into the winter. This made it competition for the already popular Fuerte variety.
The Bacon's consistent heavy production increased its popularity, as well. Soon, it was also recognized as a great pollinator for many popular A-type avocados such as Stewart, Pinkerton and the rising star Hass Avocado.
It's cold hardiness was realized as the Bacon would perform well in the occasional hard freeze in Southern California. As Avocados began to be tried in the cooler climates of zone 9, this quality made it a solid recommendation for testing. Many of the popular varieties were just not able to withstand the cold winters of zone 9.
Today, the Bacon is still recommended for its outstanding adaptability to the colder zone 9 climates. In these colder climates, it is also recognized for its ability to set without an A-type flowering variety present. Many of the surviving early planted Bacon avocados are still fruiting without any other avocado variety as a pollinator nearby.
Growing Zones 9-11
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Persea americana 'Bacon'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||14 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|