It’s hard not to love avocados with all of the amazing benefits this fruit has to offer, whether it’s improving your skin with an Avocado Honey Facial, enjoying it in your favorite guacamole avocado recipe, or for one of the many Avocado Oil Benefits. Did you know that it is easy to grow avocado from seed (pit)? Here are the simple steps to growing avocado from seed.
Simple Instructions For How To Grow Avocado From Seed:
Supplies Needed For Growing Avocado From Pit:
- an avocado seed (pit)
- 3-4 toothpicks
- glass or mason jar
Instructions For Growing Avocado From Seed:
1. Remove Avocado Seed
Cut and remove the pit or seed from your avocado. Rinse and wash the seed. Set it aside to dry while you enjoy your favorite avocado recipe!
2. Insert Toothpicks into Avocado Seed
When the avocado seed is dry carefully insert 3 or 4 toothpicks into the pit. You’ll want the toothpicks to go in at the widest part of the seed so that it will be easy to suspend over a glass or mason jar of water.
3. Suspend Avocado Seed In Water
Fill a glass or mason jar with water and suspend the seed over the glass using the toothpicks. Place the avocado pit so the pointed, narrow part is facing up. The seed needs to be submerged in the water approximately 1″. Place the seed jar in a warm area and maintain the water level.
4. Grow Avocado From Seed
Within 2-6 weeks you should see the seed sprout roots and a stem. Allow the stem to grow approximately 6″ and trim back to half.
5. Plant Avocado Seed In Soil
The stem will leaf again and when it does you’ll need to transplant the avocado seedling, root down into a pot of loose, sandy soil. Leave the top half of the pit sticking out.
Keep the avocado plant in a sunny location and water lightly often.
Frequently pinch back the leaves to encourage new growth and to encourage the plant to thicken. Growing avocado from pit is pretty easy and you have already done all the hard work. Just set the pot in the sun and enjoy it as it grows.
If you plan to plant your avocado outside you’ll want to acclimate it by taking it outdoors for a short time everyday. You should do this for 1-2 weeks before transplanting it outside permanently. It will need plenty of indirect sunlight, well drained soil, and to be watered regularly.
You should be aware that while growing avocado from seed is easy, an avocado plant can take 5-13 years to bear fruit and some never do. Whether your avocado tree produces fruit or not you’ll have a beautiful plant to enjoy for years to come! I hope you enjoyed these tips for growing avocado from seed (pit). Have you ever tried to grow an avocado from pit? What is your favorite way to enjoy avocados?