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AVOCADO - BACON (B)

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Description

Upright vigorous avocado producing pear shaped fruit of medium quality. Most cold hardy variety, down to -5degC. Great for Victoria. H March - May

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$49.00 31 Grafted Pot: 2L
Height: 50-60cm


*Pollination beneficial A Group

$99.00 0 Grafted Pot: 6L
Height: 80-90cm
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May

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Avocado - Bacon (B)

Claire the secondo meet your requirements however because of your climate you are best to go with the Bacon which is more sensitive to the cold. It is grafted so you will get fruit quicker then seedling trees. | Correy - Brisbane, QLD 10-Oct-2008

Avocado - Bacon (B)

Just bought a Bacon, and am wondering if there is an equivalent "A" type tree that is as cold hardy... | Bob Jones - Inverell, NSW 15-Feb-2009

Avocado - Bacon (B)

My Bacon avocado survived a frosty winter in Central Vic. However, I have come to the conclusion that it does not like the low humidity here in the drought. See how it goes this summer. | Nola Rixon - , 04-Dec-2009

Avocado - Bacon (B)

Readers in Victoria should get Maurice Branton's little book "Growing avocados in Melbourne" published by Daratech P/L. My Bacon and Rincon growing in Mitcham are 5 yrs old, flowered in 2009 but did not set fruit. Paint horizontal branches white white | Robert Van De Graaff - Mitcham, Melbourne , VIC 18-Apr-2010

Avocado - Bacon (B)

Plant your avocardo high if you are in a high rainfall area. I also added succulent mix to the soil to plant in to ensure good drainage whilst getting established. Now 4 years old and flowering nicely. | Kylie - Upper Coomera, QLD 13-Aug-2013

Avocado - Bacon (B)

My grandfather had a Bacon Avocado in his backyard in Far North Queensland, it grew large and fruited prolifically. I very happy and healthy tree indeed, it seemed to love the humidity up here. | Deborah O'Brien - Mourilyan, QLD 18-Nov-2018
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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 10/10

Talk2grumbles's Edible Fruits
Update: 3679 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Fruit Trees in Tubs. My Avacado Bacon is in a 190 litre Olive drum. It was hit with 42 degrees and very low humidity last summer which burnt the new growth. The tree recovered and in fact has bushed out very well. Expect a crop this coming season.

Soil is worm free and specifically mixed with plenty of body.

Fertilized twice per year with Chook pooh pellets and once a year with maxicrop.

Top of tub is covered with a tree chip/shredded leaf mulch of about 2-3 inches.

Have found that watering is required in summer about once a week (use a hygrometer moisture meter to check regularly). Very little watering if at all required during winter.

Soil temperature is 13-18 degress during winter. Seems there is good warming properties from the tubs which are thick plastic.

Have a tunnel contructed over all my fruit trees to protect from frosts in winter and the harsh hot/dry days we get in summer. Purchased a metalised frost material of about 50% shade value which works well. A little expensive but results worth it. Cover is removed when the frost or sun threat is over.

An excellent plant in top condition when received and a very heallthy plant now.

 

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter equivelant from ELDERS

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Natural companion plants and home  made pest liquids as an emergency when a hand is needed.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 5/10

Roch1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3310 days 15hrs

Comments: -

This Bacon was from Daley's I bought some time late last year. But died due to root rot. I think the plant was too young to aclimatise to the Melbourne's cold weather, even though it was in a pot. My suggestion is either try to get plants from your area or if you are getting from interstate, climatise it well. Also, too much love will certainly kill it. I now have another Bacon, 2 Hass, and a Pinkerton doing very well.

No pruning, unless its really needed.


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Avocado - Bacon (B)

Nemingha's Edible Fruits
Update: 3679 days 14hrs

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Our bacon avocado is now 18 months old and appears to have 2 remaining fruit close to harvest left. However the tree being young and the seasonal conditions meant that the 100 fruit set initially dropped off to just 15 in January and 2 now.
The tree in the background is an almond going into its winter dormancy.

Fruit:This is a handful sized avocado measuring about 12 cm long.

--Our "Bacon" avocado will be 2 yo in August and we harvested 2 large perfect fruit in June. They are very delicious.

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 10/10

PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3324 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Frost hardy avocado and tuff as.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None needed

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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

CoolClimate1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2849 days 12hrs

Comments: -

It's a beautiful looking tree and I'm so pleased that it's surviving... we get -7 degree frosts here! Flowered for the first time 2011, so I'm hoping for fruit next year. I'm putting a seedling avocado I've grown in a pot next to it, in case that improves pollination/fruiting.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Sheep manure, lucerne hay

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Cutting)

Plymouthrocks's Edible Fruits
Update: 3042 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Love the taste and health value of avocadoes.

Fruiting Months July, August, September, October, November

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 5% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, cow and poultry manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

garlic spray used to control earwigs in the early weeks. Sprayed only twice.

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3471 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Bacon on the right of the photo, the avocado on the left is a secondo. Planted two in one hole, in a slight mound and mulched around base. Will add pea straw soon and put some stakes in with clear plastic wrapped around to form a plant tube for the winter.

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 3199 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Although Melbourne's weather may not need both type A and B avocado plants to help set fruits but surely it'll benefit and besides you can't have too many avocados.

Bacon is said to be one of the most cold tolerant avocado plants so it is very suitable to grow in Melbourne and that it produces fruits relatively early, say in its third or fourth year.


Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Avocado - Bacon (B) 7/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 3013 days 2hrs

Comments: -

 Shade cloth on days over 35C and lots of water in Summer to prevent burn. I also paint the north facing stems as they were burnt yr 1. By the end of Winter it looks very average, yello/brown leaves falling off and I think it's on it's way out, but bounces back well each Spring. Still no flowers.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mineral mix,worm juice and wood ash.

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

None as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted)

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3288 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Is planted in an area where it does get below zero and is thriving,          Sept 2010 - In FULL flower

1st photo Avo bacon foreground.  Background from the left Plum Yarr, Olive Manz, Apple Tropic Sweet, Walnut Placentia.  All these trees were planted a year ago from photo

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

Markmelb's Edible Fruits
Update: 353 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Growing very well in 430mm pot - bushy growth - Behind the Bacon is a KP Grafted mango thats had 2 full size fruit in about 15 Years went from Pot to ground and now back in pot (500mm) for last 3 years and had one fruit in that time - will soon get a pic of that up soon

Update 2016 - Now potted into a 230litre pot and really growing well - has only one Avocado on this year but hoping for a huge crop in 2017 - havnt picked as yet as they taste alot better left till they nearly fall in hand maybe in September.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Summer


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Troy says... [554 days 16hrs ago]
Hi Mark, did your mexicola grafts take?

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Avocado - Bacon (B) 8/10

410's Edible Fruits
Update: 203 days 3hrs

Comments: -  Doesn't seem to be bothered by the Melbourne winters, but do not like the dry hot summer days at all. Tip pruned to encourage the new growth. Flowered this spring (2019) and had to be removed until the tree was matured.

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 7/10

EdibleKingdomofKylie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3209 days 14hrs

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I love avocados, what can I say, prawns, dip, instead of marg or butter, with chicken or ham, the list goes on - the trick is to keep the kids soccer ball away from the tree and developing fruit.

Planted: 2005

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: planted next to the chook house.

Pest Control:

None.

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) 1/10

Christine4's Edible Fruits
Update: 3324 days 15hrs

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Its very windy and the leaves blew off all three, Bacon, Wurtz and Fuerte and what didnt blow off were eaten by wallabies

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Correy says... [3324 days 15hrs ago]
Avocados are the most difficult fruit trees to grow. A good way to prepare them is to have a tractor tyre and build the soil up over the tractor tyre and then plant it on the top. Really good draining is very important. Their leaves are very tasty though the possums love them too.
Christine4 says... [3322 days 15hrs ago]
They are an expensive mistake - what about cadmium levels in tyres - are they not poisonous ?

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Avocado - Bacon (B) 5/10

Anne2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2150 days 3hrs

Comments: -

One of my favourites Avocado.  It used to have plenty of leaves when I got it.  It flowered and slowly the leaves were falling.   I don't know why??? I checked what it looks like inside and underneath the pot ....I saw plenty of worms.   Really plenty of worms in the soil inside the pot.  I changed the organic soil and now new leaves are developing.

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf Avocado Wurtz

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 10/10

Westy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1352 days 7hrs

Comments: - It was growing rapidly, even with our winter frosts, and the 45 degree heat didn't seem to bother it either, it grew 2 ft over winter and spring.but then the grasshoppers came out to play and ate the entire plant. nothing left but a  10cm stick! Doubtful it will come back. Any organic grasshopper solutions?

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manures, compost etc.

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 438 days 2hrs

Comments: -

After growing in a pot for a year, I moved it into the ground. It's doing well. It fruited the first year, but the fruits fell off before they could grow to maturity. That's expected though. I keep a shade cloth to protect it from harsh sun and winter dew. This is the best variety of Avo for beginners in temperate regions. 

Planted: 2016

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Garden Gold

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring


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Avocado - Bacon (B)

Daisy5's Edible Fruits
Update: 1112 days 22hrs

Comments: - It is about Ready to blossom in early spring


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 28 days 14hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE - August 2019

Absolutely covered in flowers. Tips of some leaves were burnt over Summer but still growing well in my 45L grow bag.  Going to put into ground this coming Spring - has had two Winters in grow bag.  I also have a Pinkerton and Lamb Hass going into flower at the same time (all the same age), but the Bacon is a bigger and stronger tree at the moment (given it's a full grown and not dwarf avocado, to be expected).  I live just outside of Melbourne in Sunbury, so we don't get heavy frosts often, but still get frosts - it even snowed a few weeks ago - and this guy is still thriving.

Planted: 2018

Height 0.9 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 8/10

David01's Edible Fruits
Update: 88 days 13hrs

Comments: -  

Planted: 2019

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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