The avocado plant (Persea americana) is a subtropical tree with lustrous dark green evergreen leaves that often emerge flushed with orange or red. It is grown for the abundant production of its well-known, delicious, buttery fruits. Trees can be grown as potted specimens and protected indoors during Canadian winters. 'Bacon' has tasty green fruit with medium-thin skin with fruit up to 10-12 oz ripening in December-January. The trees are medium-sized and upright and cold tolerant to -3 to -5 degrees C (23-26 degrees F). It is a B Type and requires an A Type for cross pollination and to get fruit on both trees.
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