AVOCADO ‘Bacon’ Persea Americana






The avocado plant belongs to the Lauraceae family and its origins date back to more than 5,000 years ago. Avocado is a typical plant of Central and South America, but it also adapts well to our environment, especially that of Southern Italy, or in places where the climate is milder during the winter period, in fact it suffers from frost. Winter.

The fruit, also called avocado, is a drupe with a shape similar to a pear and can reach 1 kg in weight. When dissected it shows a large seed compared to the fruit, with a length of about 4 cm. The pulp of the fruit is yellow tending to green, while the skin is green.

Avocado is a real concentrate of energy, every 100 grams of edible pulp we find 73% of water, 6.6% of dietary fiber, 0.1% of starch, 7% of sugars, 14% of fats, 1.5% ash and almost 2% protein.

It is a fruit very rich in proteins and fats, the latter present in a percentage almost comparable to that of olives. It contains vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin C, vitamins D, E, K and J. The avocado also contains beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, all substances with antioxidant activity.

These are the minerals present: potassium, comparable in quantity to that contained in trebanane, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, manganese, selenium, sulfur, magnesium and calcium.

Climate: it lives in tropical climates or with temperatures that do not drop below 5 degrees.

Soil: needs fertile and well-drained land. Clayey soils that favor water stagnation should be avoided.

Exposure: sunny areas

Watering: frequent during growth, then sparse as it can withstand droughts

Fertilization: use slow release fertilizer before winter


Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Pot: CM/LT

POT: CM 11X11 – Liters: 1,1, POT: Ø CM 18 – Liters: 3,2


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