How to Grow Avocado Pits

Learn how to grow Avocado from a seed to a plant is an interesting task!

We knew Avocado is a tropical stone fruit. Fresh avocado is very delicious when it is ripe. Most of the time we cut the fruit into half and eat it fresh. It tasted a little like egg yolk.

These days we can buy avocado fruits from most of the local supermarkets. They are mostly imported from Africa or Spain.

After consumption of the fruits, naturally you will be tempted to grow the pit. Because this is another great chance for you to create a brand new indoor organic gardening project.

I knew that avocado cannot survive in a cold country, unless a good warm growing place is provided. However, I wanted to get an experience from it.

Avocado pit is slightly larger than an egg. Growing avocado from seed is really a great test on your patient. It is simply Challenging!

The first time I tried avocado growing was two years ago. I had two plants grown in our small greenhouse and the plants managed to pull through the final winter frost.

However, I made a mistake; I forgot about the spring frost. The winter protection was removed before the spring frost arrived. So, the plants were destroyed by the sudden frost.

How to Grow Avocado Projects

  1. Select a ripe avocado from the store and remove the seed carefully from the fruit.

  2. Set the seed in a container of tap water enough to cover the pit.

  3. The next day pour off the old water and change to fresh water. Do the same everyday until the avocado pit is cracked. It takes about 3 months.

If you have more indoor gardening space; you may grow more at one time. I have selected two pits this time. I thought if I grow in pairs; I don't have to grow another partner separately; to produce better fruits.

Project One
Time: Late winter

Temperature: Heated room temperature at 20°C (68°F)

Location: In house and in the Greenhouse

Materials: A wide bottom clay or stone cup

Growing Medium: Tap water and potting soil

How to Grow Avocado Indoor

* Two avocado pits (picture 1) were sprouting in water and cracked on 12-6-2008.

* One seed was opened on the day 15 (picture 2).

* The roots was shown on 23-10-2008, the day 133 (picture 3).

* A small plant was born on 25-11-2008 (picture 4).

* The leaves were enlarging and the roots was healthy on 12-12-2008 (picture 5&6).

* The second seed was sprouted on 20-1-2009 (picture 7).

* It grown into a young plant on the day 36 (picture 8).

* Both plants were transferred to their own little pot on 7-3-2009 (picture 9).

* Both plants were transplanted into one taller pot in the greenhouse on 1-5-2009 (picture 10).

* Both were showing strong in 2 weeks time (picture 11).

How to Grow Avocado In Greenhouse

* The surviving one was growing taller and holding many new leaves on 6-7-2009 (picture 12).

* A green and healthy plant shown on 19-8-2009 (picture 13).

* The plant grew taller on 8-9-2009 (picture 14).

* The plant was moved in house on 4-11-2009 (picture 15).

* New growth shown again on 22-11-2009 (picture 16).

* The plant grown into a side shoot on 9-2-2010 (picture 17).

* The plant is receiving indirect sunlight and standing steady on 9-3-2010 (picture 18).

* A beautiful plant showing on 1-4-2010 (picture 19).

* The plant was transfer to greenhouse again on 11-4-2010 (picture 20).


* It is easier to grow plants in the water than growing in soil.

* Both of the Avocado plants shown a big smile when the green house temperature went up to the range of 17 to 20°C (62 to 68°F).

* They were grown supper fast when they were first transferred to the greenhouse. However, the growing pot was too small for two; therefore the short one had eventually given-up.

* Avocado plant love fresh air, mild to moderate sunlight, rain water and well drained soil. And a stake is a must for support; especially the plant is growing tall.

* In order to avoid indoor insects attack and the in house dry air; the most effective instant solution is; to clean both sides of the leaves with damp kitchen towel every alternate day.

How to Grow Avocado in House

My intention is to keep the plants dwarf; so, this plant was topped when it was two feet (60 cm ) tall. Afterwards; it grew into two young shoots almost immediately.

The avocado plant is now more than 1.5 years old and it is about 3.5 feet (about 1 meter) tall. If it is successful, the organic fruits may be appearing in about five years time with her new partner.

How to Grow Avocado Experiment

Project Two
Time: Late winter

Temperature: Heated room temperature at 20°C (68°F)

Materials: A shallow plastic tray

Growing Medium: Tap water and potting soil

Growing Place: In house; outdoor; and in the greenhouse

* Two new Avocado's were selected and the pits were sitting in the water on 16-2-2010 (picture 21-22).

* The small seed was cracked before soaking. Therefore; it had started rooting on the day 24 (picture 23).

* The big seed was cracked on 28-5-2010, the day 101 (picture 24).

* Insert both seeds in the ground outdoor (picture 25).

* The big seed had began to shoot up on 24-6-2010, the day 128 (picture 26).

* The small seed was standing straight on 6-7-2010 (picture 27); and 3 big and 2 half leaves were shown on 19-7-2010 (picture 28).

* The big one was strong and showing five big and one half leaves on 27-7-2010 (picture 29).

* The small plant was moved indoor on 30-8-2010 (picture 30); and followed by the big one.

* Both plants were healthy on 18-10-2010 (picture 31).

* A family of three on 13-12-2010 (picture 32).

We have now two 10 inches (about 25 cm) tall young grandson plants and the 2.5 years old grandfather plant.

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