Bacon Avocado Tree (Persea americana ‘Bacon’)
Bacon Avocado Tree
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.
|Common name||Bacon Avocado Tree|
|Botanical name||Persea americana 'Bacon'|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Height||15 - 20 ft.|
|Width||14 - 18 ft.|
|Soil condition||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning time||After Fruiting|