Green-skinned Bacon avocados are a winter variety that are grown in coastal areas of Southern California, as well as some inland areas too. You do not find the Bacon variety in stores as often as you find the popular Hass variety, mainly because Bacon avocados have a more delicate skin and a signature dark brown spots that look like defects. However, these spots are actually a sign that the avocado is ripe! Bacon avocados are named after the farmer who developed the variety in 1954, James Bacon. They do not taste like Bacon, but do have good oil content and wonderful avocado flavor. Bacon has medium-sized fruit with smooth, green skin with yellow-green, light tasting flesh. When ripe, the skin remains green, but darkens slightly, and fruit yields to gentle pressure. While the trees don't love cold weather, they are cold-hardy down to 23°F.