Avocado - Bacon (B)

Persea americana

Two ready to pick bacon avocado fruits

Upright vigorous avocado producing pear shaped fruit of medium quality. It is regarded as the most cold hardy variety, sometimes surviving down to -5degC. It does require care to bring this subtropical tree through winter. Worth trying in urban Victoria or South Australia. H March - May

$64.00 ($64.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Avocado - Bacon (B)

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

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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Pollinators 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1008, 3511, 3911, 4295

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Extra Information

Pollinators for the Avocado - Bacon (B)

This is a (B) type pollinator that requires an (A) type pollinator to set fruit.

Avocado - Hass (A)

$64.00 ($64.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Most popular variety due to both its superior taste and excellent keeping qualities. Medium sized, pear-shaped fruit has an excellent creamy, flesh. The leathery rough dark-purple skin turns to black when ripe. H Aug-Dec

Dwarf Avocado - Pinkerton (A)

$79.00 ($54.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A rounded fruit with the later crop being more pear-shaped. The thick flesh has a smooth-texture, good flavour and high oil content. It shows some cold tolerance and bears consistently heavy crops. H June to August The fruit is medium sized with green leathery pliable skin and a small seed.

Avocado - Reed (A)

$69.00 ($64.00-$69.00 choose a size)

Large, round , thick skinned variety with a smooth, green skin. They have a mild to rich flavour and have a good storing ability once cut and placed in the fridge. They are also a great choice for using in salads as they tend not to go mushy as does a Hass when very ripe. H Aug - Dec

Avocado - Secondo (A) ®

$79.00 ($79.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Superior flavour, with smooth, creamy flesh and pear-shaped, green-skinned, fruits that are textured like hass. A vigorous variety that commences fruiting in its 2nd year. Self pollinating. H Jul - Dec This is a local selection with Hass and Sharwill as parents that was selected by Daleys and is proving an excellent backyard variety as well as being our nursery favourite.

Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A)

$64.00 ($64.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A small tree to about 4m popular for the back yard. A moderate cropper of medium sized rich, high quality fruit. Pear-shaped with dark green skin using Guatamalan rootstock. Aug - Oct Does best if grown with a B type pollinator.

Avocado - Noela

$79.00

Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.This variety produces huge oval fruits that can weight 1-2 kg. One fruit is large enough to feed the family. It has superb flavour and delicious smooth flesh. The selection was made from a seedling trees growing in Sunnybank, Qld.

Dwarf Avocado - Lamb Hass (A)

$69.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Larger and rounder than most other avocado varieties. It has a very dark, almost black skin that only gets darker as it ripens. The flesh is a pale green colour with a creamier consistency than the more common Hass and it has a slightly nutty and creamy taste. It has a medium-sized seed. Lamb Hass is a smaller tree that bears more fruit and it matures later in the season than regular Hass avocados. The symmetrical fruit has pebbly skin with green flecks. This variety has Plant Breeder Rights over it.

Avocado - Choquette (A)

$79.00 ($69.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A giant fruit weighting over 1kg. Good eating variety with smooth flesh and a creamy, rich flavour. The trees have good disease resistance, it is a cross between a Guatemalan and a West Indian type avocado and has smooth green skin when ripe.Daleys is starting production of these in spring 2018 and anticipate having trees for sale by spring 2020.

You may like to have a look at this link as it explains avocado pollination and the compatible flowering in detail https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/spring/growing-avocados-flowering-pollination-and-fruit-set

Avocado - Bacon (B) Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

CaptainNemo1
★★★★ 2y ago

ELTHAM, VIC, Australia

Handled temperatures greater than 40 (with shade cloth) and temps below zero without any signs of damage even at such an infant age.

Mindy1
★★★★ 2y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATE - August 2019Absolutely 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...

Prab410
★★★★ 2y ago

DERRIMUT, VIC, Australia

 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.

Deborah O'Brien
2y ago

Mourilyan, QLD, Australia

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.

Rwan1
★★★★ 5y ago

BENDIGO, VIC, Australia

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 ...

Westy1
★★★★★ 6y ago

KENSINGTON GARDENS, SA

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! Doubt...

Anne2
★★ 7y ago

Bella Vista, NSW

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...

Kylie
8y ago

Upper Coomera, QLD, Australia

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.

Markmelb
★★★★ 8y ago

MOUNT WAVERLEY, VIC, Australia

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 p...

CoolClimate1
★★★★ 9y ago

Yass, NSW, Australia

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 impro...

PhilippafromDerbyWA1
★★★★ 10y ago

DERBY, WA

They say where you grow mangoes you can grow avocados. My B type avocado is young yet my mangoes are old. So here is hopjng the avo s thrive!I do apologise the astute among you would have realised that one of my photoes is of my Black Sapote. I have si...

Sarah
★★★ 10y ago

, SA

 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, ...

EdibleKingdomofKylie1
★★★ 10y ago

Victoria Point, QLD, Australia

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.

Roch1
★★ 11y ago

LYNBROOK, VIC, Australia

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 are...

Buwaneka
11y ago

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tastey & healthy fruit

Christine4
11y ago

long beach, nsw, australia

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

Robert Van De Graaff
11y ago

Mitcham, Melbourne , VIC, Australia

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

Nola Rixon
11y ago

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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.

PaulandLina1
★★★★★ 12y ago

Calvert, QLD, Australia

Frost hardy avocado and tuff as.

Talk2grumbles
★★★★★ 12y ago

Sale, VIC, Australia

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 ...

Bob Jones
12y ago

Inverell, NSW, Australia

Avocado - Bacon (B)

Just bought a Bacon, and am wondering if there is an equivalent "A" type tree that is as cold hardy...

Correy
12y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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.

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