Who says Avocados are just for summer fare? Not the Bacon Avocado Tree!
This late-producing, medium-sized tree produces deliciously exceptional fruit - season in and season out! Plant it as a specimen tree in your yard, or start a small orchard for an even more dramatic effect and a more bountiful harvest!
Our Bacon Avocado Tree (Persea americana 'Bacon') produces Avocados aplenty in the mid-winter! It starts its season when earlier varieties begin to go dormant for the year.
This tree is a delightful addition to your property, with its lovely upright stature and spreading habit. The dark green leaves are glossy and verdant, giving your yard the appeal of a tropical forest.
The oval fruits produced by the Bacon Avocado ripen in late fall and into the spring. The smooth, green skin is a bit of a contrast with its creamy flesh.
Cooks and foodies herald the Bacon Avocado for being easy to peel. But the feature that truly seals the fruit's reputation among Avocado lovers is its taste. The flavor profile of this Avocado is subtle and light, making it ideal for eating on its own or transforming into heaping mounds of guacamole.
For the keto dieters, having this Bacon Avocado Tree on site is a Godsend and a money saver. Nothing beats the taste of a fresh Avocado whipped into yummy keto-friendly, low-carb snacks that are high in healthy fats. Whether you're making dips, slicing avocadoes onto sandwiches, or just sprinkling them with salt for a guilt-free snacking indulgence, owning a Bacon Avocado makes it easy and tasty to get your avocado on!
The tree itself has gorgeous foliage and is a wonderful ornamental throughout the entire year. Use in its shrubby state as a fantastic hedge for privacy and screening. In fact, hedgerows and windbreaks were their original use! We wonder why it took so long to realize just how healthy and tasty they were too.
If an ornamental shrub is not what you are looking for, simply prune off the lower limbs and expose the trunks for a multi-stem tree form that is an ornamental standout! Position one in your front yard for a unique accent or use one for side yard screening.
Either way, these great trees soften the corners of your home’s foundation and provide great privacy and shade over your patios and seating areas!
Younger trees can be kept in large planters and porch pots, and easily pruned to maintain their size much smaller than their mature 15-20 foot height. Bacon is a type 'A' flower, female, and can receive pollen in the morning and the same flower becomes male, producing pollen the next day in the afternoon.
A self-fertile Avocado variety, this tree requires no other varieties nearby to ensure its health or the success of your harvest. And although it's a tad hardy, it still needs you to provide extra TLC to protect it from frost. Prune in late winter or early spring.
Fruit trees like the Avocado need the full sun to have the most flowers and therefore, most fruit! Position them where they can get direct sunlight all day!
Plant in moderately fertile, moderately moist soil with organic matter and in a site where they will benefit from well-drained soil. Mulch the root system well to hold in more consistent moisture and to insulate the roots.
Bacon Avocados need a B-type tree for increased pollination and a larger harvest. Check out a Hall, Joey, or Monroe Avocados.
Just imagine bringing your own home-grown Avocados to the next neighborhood barbecue or family event. Order at NatureHills.com today!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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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.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Persea americana 'Bacon'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||14 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|