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Avocado Tree

Avocado

Grow an Avocado Tree

Avocadoes are very tasty - you're going to need one to make homegrown guacamole. Avocadoes can be grown two ways - from a nursery or a pit.

From a Pit

It hasn't been proven that avocadoes from pit do not do well. Apples grown from seed turn into crabapples, the way nature made them. Avocadoes, however, are bigger naturally. Even though it works, most people just grow avocadoes from pits as experiments. Stick toothpicks into your avocado and fill a cup (plastic, ceramic, or glass - it doesn't matter) with water so half of the avocado pit sticks out of the water. Wait a while, don't expect the avocado to sprout faster than 6-12 weeks. After that, plant it in a pot until you think it's good to plant it ouside. Avocadoes don't do well in cold climates, only in warm, tropical climates. You can create the tropical in hot, dry places by watering the avocado a lot. When it's planted outside, you're pretty much good. It should start bearing fruit in 5-10 years, like typical fruit trees. Apply compost regularly, as fertilizer damamges the roots of avocado trees.

From the Nursery

Obviously, avocado trees from a nursery will be better than ones you grow yourself. If you seriously want avocadoes, this is the method for you. Nurseries just know how to raise trees better than anyone else. Follow the instructions "From the Pit", from here: "After that, plant it in a pot until you think it's good to plant it ouside. Avocadoes don't do well in cold climates, only in warm, tropical climates. You can create the tropical in hot, dry places by watering the avocado a lot. When it's planted outside, you're pretty much good. It should start bearing fruit in 5-10 years, like typical fruit trees. Apply compost regularly, as fertilizer damamges the roots of avocado trees."