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Growing Avocado Plants From Seed
I had an avocado seed I froze a while back. Wasn't sure which end was up or down so I planted it in potting soul sideways. We'll see what happens. Hoping it can right itself. Opened 3 avocados I had in the refridgerator for a little over a month. One out of the 3 had sprouted already before being opened. A tiny little sprout like maybe 2 or 3 mm. I put it in water. Strangely that seed looks black. The other two are brown. I removed all the brown skin from one of them. All 3 are in water now.
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How young were the plants when you put them in the refrigerator?
Haha sorry... Some fridges are big enough but I don't have any other suggestions.
The guy did say his plant is six feet tall... how big is your fridge anyway?
takes 15 years to get avocados 11 years to go be patient lol
Ive been trying to grow an avacado for the better part of a year with no success until now. Tip- soak your pit for a couple of days. Completely in water. Simple thing i have not seen anywhere while trying to accomplish this. Grow on little avacado tree!
Try putting it in a fridge for a day or two then taking it out, this simulates winter and makes the plant think it has been through a whole year, if this doesn't work you can try doing it multiple times
I've read that sometimes a tree planted from seed won't flower/ bear fruit and only grafted plants will produce fruit and then I've read the opposite.. I have a Florida avocado which grew from a HUGE seed even by Florida avocado sizes and it's been 8 years and it's now 15 feet high but just this year it blossomed (I think) but the little flowers never turned into fruit. There obviously has to be another avocado tree somewhat close by for pollination and bee's are losing habitat so unless the wind moves the pollen, your tree can't be pollinated. I've had several "twins" from seed and eventually you'll have a great tree with two branching halves. I doubt the bifurcated branches can have opposite sex (stamen and pistil) so I doubt it will self-pollinate.I read that if you lightly score around the base about 6" off the ground, NOT deep but an 1/8th to a 1/4 of an inch deep, it will force the tree to flower - a last chance option. Unless the avocado was a hybrid, akin to a mule, it can't reproduce - then again it shouldn't grow either. Try planting pepper seeds or tomato seeds from the grocery store - they won't sprout because they've been hybridized (GMO) from the folks at Monsanto so the veggies are impervious to RoundUp and genetically modified to produce greater yields.Avocado's are prolific feeders so if you're not fertilizing regularly you'll see poor results. I called the University of Florida Cooperative Extension on what fertilizer to use and I was told to use a citrus fertilizer. BTW, they couldn't answer for certain if the seed grown tree would produce with any guarantee since you have no idea what the genetics are in the mother tree which had borne your avocado / seed.It sounds counter-intuitive but I've heard the story of the 20ft avocado tree grown from seed which has never produced fruit ad nausea.Contact UCLA or Univ of Cal agriculture cooperative extension in your area and ask them. Hope this helped.
I have a question if it was a bad idea to late. I grew a seed that sprouted two stems from one avacodo. They both now are about 12 feet high. They are about 5 years old. Two stems now trees. Good bad? Cut one down? Leave them alone. Will two help it pollinate easier? Just wondering on other peoples experiences. Will they bear fruit? Will it be two different fruits? It hasn't flowered not sure when if at all. Southern California Los Angeles...
I have had an avocado tree for the past 4 years which is currently 6 ft tall. Its never flowered, so are there any suggestions for getting it to flower?
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We planted two more and they have even more leaves :)
Can the tree survive in just water for long?
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