Avacado emergency!!!

pumpkineater2November 18, 2013

Ok, It's not really an emergency. I just need to know what the best way to grow an avacado tree from seed is ASAP. Anyone?

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BrokenPencil

I sprouted a few by keeping a pit in water for a few weeks and then potting the pits in a small clay planter until the roots grew out the bottom hole. I watered often. Then when I saw roots I re-potted into a larger planter and I now have two trees and I am working on three more :)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 11:44PM
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val1(z4 UT)

I dipped the end in rooting hormone and planted in a starter mix. It took about a month for the shoot to emerge. I had two that grew to 12-18 ". Unfortunately, I did not get mine re-potted soon enough and they perished.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 8:44AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Simply throwing them on the ground works well here, but I haven't tried it in the cold. This little one is about 3-4 months old. Why is your avocado an emergency?

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 9:03AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Put in a damp paper towel in an open zip-lock, leave in a drawer, or in the kitchen, not in direct light. Check it every few days to make sure that the paper towel has a little moisture (not wet!). As soon as the seed begins to split, pot it into a well-draining potting mix, half buried.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 8:03PM
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cactusmcharris

Avocado, from the Nahautl word for testicle.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 9:11PM
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pumpkineater2

So many options I'm not sure which one to try!
cactus, I'll try and remember that lol.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:19PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Make more guacamolé and try them all!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:28PM
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pumpkineater2

If only I had more avocadoes purp! lol

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 9:22PM
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