Bacon Avocado Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Roseville, Ca
Question by tuppscats
March 27, 2008
I want to purchase a Bacon Avocado Tree
I live in a zone 9 area. Can I plant this in a pot and will it bear fruit? I read a bit about it and says not to use potting soil. So should I but regular top soil?
I don't want to plant it in the ground since my backyard is mostly rocks with hard clay like dirt.

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2008


'Bacon' avocado is a full sized tree so while you can keep it in a container for a few years, it will eventually need to be planted in the ground. If you want a fruit bearing dwarf avocado tree, one that you can keep in a container for its entire lifespan, I'd suggest growing 'Little Cado', which is the only true dwarf avocado variety. It is a consistent bearer of good quality, green-skinned fruit and is an excellent choice for backyard use, as a container specimen, or as an espalier.

To answer the second part of your question, avocado trees like loose, decomposed granite or sandy loam best - anything that drains quickly. They will not survive in locations with poor drainage. In containers use a planting mix combined with topsoil. Containerized plants should be leached often to reduce the salt buildup so common with growing in containers.

Best wishes with your new avocado tree!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Alteri Lily"