How to grow an avocado seed
How to grow an avocado tree from a seed?
Avocado trees are arguably our favorite parts about avocados (sorry avo-toast). And the best part? They’re super easy to grow!
After a lot of trial and error, we found a way to grow an avocado in water in a way that’s easy and effective, and we thought we’d share it with you all, step by step. This is the fastest way to grow an avocado seed in water, and we hope you it helps you make lots of Avocado babies!
1. The first step towards growing an avocado seed in water is getting your avocado seed ready. First thing's first- cut an avocado.
2. Take the fresh avocado pit and peel the outer brown layer off. We like doing that under running water, it makes for an easy clean up. Peeling it will eliminate a moldy layer that sometimes forms on your pit, ew.
3. Take a couple of paper towels and wet them.
4. Wrap the avocado seed in the wet paper towels
5. Place the wrapped avocado seed in a ziplock bag and zip it closed. What you’re doing is creating a humid environment which will keep the seed damp and won’t let it dry out, while promoting faster growth.
6. Check up on the seed every once in a while to see when it’s ready to transfer to water. You’re looking for a split to form in the seed, and a small root to emerge from the bottom How long does it take for an avocado seed to sprout, you ask? Well, that depends. Usually, it'll take your avocado between two and six weeks to sprout.
7. Once your avocado seed has split, take a propagation cone and place it on top of a water glass.
8. Place your avocado seed in the cone, with the bottom of the avocado seed sitting in the cone. The cone helps you grow an avocado seed without toothpicks and with a lot less hassle. Make sure to check out our beautiful propagation cones RIGHT HERE.
9. Fill the glass with water making sure the root is immersed in water. The avocado seed does not have to be in the water.
10. Now the fun part! The avocado seed’s divide will keep getting bigger, and more roots will form. Eventually it will sprout from the top end as well and leaves will form.
11. You’ll want to change out the water about once a week to make sure it’s getting all the nutrients to stay alive. How long can I grow my avocado in water, you ask? After a couple of months, you might notice some leaves start to brown, or leaves won’t keep coming in. That’s when you might want to transfer it to soil. You don’t need to plant the whole seed, just the roots. It’s amazing that you can grow an avocado tree from a seed, right? Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your beautiful avocado tree.
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