Avocado - Bacon (B)

Persea americana

Bacon Avocado Tree 5 degrees cold climate

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

$79.00 ($49.00-$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

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

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Avocado - Bacon (B) Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 1y 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.

★★★★ 1y 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...

★★★★ 1y 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
1y 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.

★★★★ 4y ago

CAIRNS, QLD, 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 ...

★★★★★ 5y ago


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...

★★ 6y 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...

7y 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.

★★★★ 7y ago


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...

★★★★ 8y 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...

★★★★ 9y ago


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...

★★★ 9y 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, ...

★★★ 9y 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.

★★ 10y 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...

10y ago


tastey & healthy fruit

10y 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
10y 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
10y ago


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.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Calvert, QLD, Australia

Frost hardy avocado and tuff as.

★★★★★ 11y 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
11y 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...

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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