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The Bacon Avocado is a popular variety that produces a good crop of attractive, large, dark green oval-shaped fruit. They are named after the original grower Mr James Bacon rather than for a flavour. The Bacon variety is especially good at coping with cooler temperatures. Whilst they are not a dwarf variety, they do grow well in a large pot and are often chosen as the B Type to pair with the Wurtz (Dwarf Type A).
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- Scientific Name
- Persea americana
- Fruiting Months
- May, June, July, August (calendar)
- Purchase Height
- Approximately 3 - 5 feet (from base of pot to tip of plant)
- Maximum Height
- Around 10 metres (can be comfortably kept to 4-5 metres with regular pruning)
- Pot Size
- 5 litres
- Pollination Type
- Type B (find out more)
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Top Tips for Planting
- Requires well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
- Daily watering on soil above existing root area is required especially in the first 12-16 weeks whilst becoming established.
Top Tips for Growing
- Plant in full sun with shelter from strong winds.
- Fertilize regularly.
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Full size avocado varieties are not ideal for growing in pots if you are hoping to produce a good crop.
How much water does it require?
Avocados require regular deep watering but must have well drained soil i.e. no clay.
When will it start fruiting?
These are grafted avocados and fruiting will begin 2-3 years after they are planted into the ground.
Did You Know
Avocado trees can produce fruit with just one tree? They are essentially bisexual with both male and female flowers on the same tree, so with even just one tree planted it will give you fruit. You may have heard about Type A and Type B avocados. This refers to the times when the male and female flowers open and you can read more about the Avocado Pollination Types. There is no doubt however, that you will get more fruit if you have more than one avocado tree of the same Type - and more again if you have both an A Type and a B Type.
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