- May 24, 2006 at 1:35 pm #236698
you may need to try several seeds in order to got one
to row, for some seeds rot. this venture will require
patience as it takes time to grow a plant. soak the
seed in a cup of lukewarm water 4 to 5 hours until you
can remove the brown outer covering.
toothpicks in the seed to suspend it in a glass or jar,
large end down. pour in enough water to cover the
lower end. Set in a warm room (70 degrees) in a
Add water as necessary so the bottom of
the seed is always in water. The seed will begin to split
as it starts to sprout. If the jar or glass is not
transparent, carefully lift the seed out of the water
from time to time to see if roots are forming.
perhaps take 4 or 5 weeks at least. When the roots are
about ? inch long, it is time to plant the seed. Place
small pebbles in the bottom of a 5 inch pot for good
Fill pot with soil using equal parts of sand,
garden soil, & peat up to 1? inches of the top. Remove
toothpicks from the seed being careful not to split it.
Place seed in the middle of the pot.
Carefully press or
make a space for it in the soil until just the top of the
seed is showing. Set the pot a pan of water. When the
top of the soil feels moist, remove the pot from the
Place in a window with good light (east or
west). Do not let the soil dry out. This plant will keep a
long time and be worth all the patience required.
may need to shift it to a larger pot if the roots fill the
pot and need more space. In the summer, plunge pot in
the ground outdoors in a sheltered place. (Thanks to a
steady Marengo listener.
From the book, “Propagating
- October 13, 2008 at 12:17 am #400264
I am going to try this
- October 13, 2008 at 12:20 am #400265
Thanks – Gardening and planting is a past time of mine. Going to send for this one.
- October 13, 2008 at 1:51 pm #400350
I am gonna try this also!!!
- October 13, 2008 at 2:28 pm #400369
Thanks! My kids were just asking about how to plant the Avocado seed we just got!
- February 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm #431401dct9000Participant
I have grown 4 avocados just by putting the pit in potting soil in a pot. You can see a photo in my gardening album.
- February 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm #431479
Now this is beyond super cool! I’m gonna try this next week. Thanks for posting!!
- May 25, 2012 at 4:15 am #431944
can you use a pit from an avocado you have eaten?
- June 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm #432141
Thank you for the very helpful tips. I tried to grow one a while ago and it didn’t sprout at all. I will try again.
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