How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Container ?

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Intro: How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Container ?

It is so easy to grow saplings of the avocado fruit tree (Persea americana) in different types of containers (yogurt pots, bottles, trays.  An excellent method to save water with cheap, useless materials.



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    5 years ago

    Do you want to crack the avocado seed open as they seem to be in the video or is their something natural you do to make that happen?

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Cool video with great photos. I've tried growing these but have always had them die after a certain point.

    Maybe you could post some more "how to" information like how often to water, what temperature, how to get fruit, etc. Otherwise I think a title like "Cool avocado growth photos" would be better than "how to...", since the focus seems to be more scientific than instructional.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks, Bindlestiff. I never had problems with dying avocado saplings. I only water the plants in my Belgian garden (summer temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius) when I notice a light wiltening. During the winter I keep the saplings in a cool room indoors (frost in Belgium) and water them only minimally. I intended to show HOW one can grow saplings in containers. Up to now, my saplings are 3 years old. Flowering and fruiting will eventually occur after some years (depending upon our non-tropical Belgian climate). This differs in different climate zones.