Bacon Avocado Tree

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About the Bacon Avocado Tree

The Bacon Avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana ‘Bacon’, is a captivating and distinctive cultivar within the avocado family. Renowned for its rich, buttery flavor and smooth texture, the Bacon is a Mexican type of avocado like Haas. The Fruit is slightly larger however with a dark green almost black skin. Bacon Avocados have a creamy, buttery flesh with a mild flavor that is perfect for salads, slices, or spreading on toast.

The Bacon Avocado tree is celebrated not only for its delectable fruit but also for its relatively small and manageable size, making it a popular choice for home gardeners and orchard enthusiasts alike. Its adaptability to various climates and relatively fast growth further contribute to its appeal, making it a beloved addition to orchards and landscapes.

How to Grow the Bacon Avocado Tree

Avocado trees thrive in warmer tropical and subtropical climates. Bacon is a popular variety in areas with lower winter temperatures, tolerating temperatures down to 20 F.

When planting, select a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil and provide ample sunlight for optimal growth. Regular watering, especially during the establishment phase, is essential, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

To nurture your avocado tree, prune for size, fertilize occasionally, and shield from frost in colder climates. They can also be grown in containers, opening the hardiness range for anyone to enjoy homegrown avocados!

Avocado trees are self-pollinating, meaning they don’t require another variety in order to produce fruit. However, having a Type A and Type B avocado tree more than doubles the chance of successful pollination and fruit set. Bacon is a Type B.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 25' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 9 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best results.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow avocado trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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