Bacon avocados are oval shaped and have smooth thin skin that is dark green in color with faint speckles throughout. Their flesh is pale yellow-green, and is less oily than Hass avocados but equally as delicious with a buttery and creamy texture. The central pit in Bacon avocados is large, taking up a substantial amount of flesh in the fruit. Bacons are a wonderful, winter avocado that grows well in California. Bacons do not turn black as they ripen but remain a bright green color.


The Bacon avocado is a hybrid of two Mexican varieties and it was originally cultivated in 1954 by James Bacon in Buena Park, California. It is a minor commercial variety and is grown most typically in California.

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