How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Container ?

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About: Honorary Professor University Ghent

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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    lo'neill3

    6 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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    Bindlestiff

    6 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.