Jim Bacon Avocado Tree

Popular Cold Hardy selection of avocado. Most popular B type to pair with A type flowering varieties
Item #2237.
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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Jim Bacon Avocado Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Persea americana 'Bacon'

Jim Bacon avocados are oval-shaped and have smooth, thin skin that is dark green in color with faint speckles throughout. The flesh is pale yellow-green and flavorful with a creamy buttery texture. The flavor is lighter than that of Hass avocados. Discovered in the early 1950's in Southern California by James Bacon, the Jim Bacon avocado is more cold-tolerant than other avocado varieties. Frost resistant to 27°F, it grows well in cooler climates. In the colder reaches of zone 9 avocados are self fruitful. It is never a bad idea to plant an A with a B type Avocado to help insure a crop. Jim Bacon is a B type flower so is often paired with an A type Hass for pollination.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow-green inside
Ripens:
October - January
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6
Tree Size:

25' - 30' height with 15' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning. Avocados make great hedge plants and can be planted as close as 5 to 8 feet on center to create a solid barrier.

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 27° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
None
Size & Spacing

25' - 30' height with 15' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning. Avocados make great hedge plants and can be planted as close as 5 to 8 feet on center to create a solid barrier.

10 to 15 feet on Center can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Avocados like fast-draining organic soil. Avocado trees prefer full sun but young trees need some protection from hot sun until they develop dense foliage. Water avocados on a regular basis during warm seasons. Avocados do not like cold damp soil and can easily develop root rot if they remain wet for long periods. If poor drainage is suspected plant in a raised bed planter 12 to 18 inches high They are also sensitive to cold and may require protection from frost. Avocados are often alternate bearing and the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second variety of avocado tree.

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