Check out a Bacon (heritage variety) of avocado compared to a foreign grown, typical grocery store avocado you might find in the store during winter.
The Bacon avocado is a wonderful, winter avocado that grows well here in Moorpark. Bacons do not taste like pork-bacon; however, they are just as delicious as bacon! (Note: heritage varieties are often named after the grower who discovered or grafted them, in this case "Mr. Bacon.")
Bacon avocados are large, bright green and do not turn black as they ripen. Their skin is really, really thin. You can order at my website www.AvocadoDiva.com. These are also the kind we will ship to our "Diva Club" (avo of the month club) members. They are WONDERFUL this time of year - when the only thing you can find in the super market are the last of the imported, small, black, "yucky" avocados from other countries. (Sorry -- but its true!).
If you are hungry for some SuperBowl guacamole - the Bacon avocado makes a great guacamole! Buy them ahead of time (like in the next week to 10 days) so they will be ripe by Feb 5 for the big game!
Bacon avocados often have "beauty marks" (dark, black marks on them) from swinging in the winds of December/January. They can also have brown blemishes that look like a patch of sand paper on the skin - this is where the avocado might have brushed against the rough bark of the tree. One other blemish common to a Bacon variety is the "star" mark you can see at the top of the stem - radiating out from the stem around the top. This is from a certain kind of mite that likes to eat the blossom (months and months ago). None of these marks will harm the avocado -- but it does make them not "commercially viable" (like the more common Hass). They aren't always so "beautiful" -- but they TASTE great!
If you're interested in ordering some Bacons and checking out more BACON recipes, visit www.AvocadoDiva.com/recipes.