Stop Buying Avocados. Here’s How to Grow an Avocado Tree from Seed

Highly flavored and nutritious, avocados signal a healthy diet, whether we’re talking about guacamole or salad. If you like not having to make regular trips to the grocery for your daily supply of fresh avocados, try growing an avocado tree at home. It’s surprisingly easy. In 10 easy steps, you will see how you too can get a full-grown avocado tree from a little seed, making the whole process very educational and easy to remember.

STEP 1: Without cutting the pit from the avocado, remove and wash clean of all the avocado fruit. You might find it helpful to soak the pit for a few minutes in some water. But make sure you don’t remove the brown skin from the pit!



STEP 2: All avocado pits, despite not being perfect round shapes, have a top and bottom side. From the ‘bottom’, the future roots will grow, as for the ‘top’ the sprout will do the same. You can find which is which by looking after the slightly pointier end. When you noticed that, you found the top. In opposition, the bottom will have a flat end. It’s important to place the bottom in water, so the roots will begin to gently grow.

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8 Responses to “Stop Buying Avocados. Here’s How to Grow an Avocado Tree from Seed”

  1. Barbara Griffin says:

    You will get a tree but getting an avocado is EXTREMELY RARE. Take this article down. You will save no money.

    • Ashley says:

      Lol why do they have to take it down? people can read it for themselves decide how important it is to them and research more on their own. people now adays lol

  2. Asco says:

    I grow an Avocado from seed . in 6 years now 5 meters high but no fruits

  3. KC says:

    Actually I’m sure it is just the fun of trying to grow an avocado! And if you actually do then it is so exciting, and will taste better in your mind because of all of the love you gave it for it togrow!!! 🙂

  4. Matt says:

    Great fun to grow a tree from the seed but you need a male and female tree to pollinate and grow fruit, so why not plant a few trees? ???

  5. Cat says:

    You guys, do your research. it takes 10 to 15 years for an avocado tree to start bearing fruit. You can do this if you want, just dont expect to see results for a very long time.
    Not to mention the avocados will probably be gross due to the soil and growing conditions.

  6. Marilyn says:

    I had to look it up, since I have grown them before, but maybe should of fertilized it….
    Female Today, Male Tomorrow
    A mature avocado tree hangs heavy with panicles of dozens of flowers, producing over a million blossoms each year. Unique in all the botanical kingdom, the avocado flowers undertake a complex, sex-changing dance botanists call synchronous dichogamy. Each bloom opens for two days only. The first day, the flower’s female sexual parts are operational for a few hours, receiving the pollen of other blossoms, then the flower closes up shop. When it reopens the second day, male sexual parts are active. They release pollen to fertilize other flowers, and that’s all folks! If the flower was fertilized, it grows into a fruit.Heat of the Moment
    Fortunately, nature is sly about getting her way. If all avocado flowers were female at the same time, pollination would simply not occur. Instead, the flowers fall into two types: one type is female in the morning of its first day, male in the afternoon of the second; the other type is female in the afternoon of its first day, male in the morning of the second. This cross-hatching allows the cross-pollination necessary to produce fruit. The timing works best when average temperatures stay above 70 degrees Fahrenheit; temperature drops result in irregular flower openings and fruit-set declines. Avocado trees grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11.

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