Avocado pit

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  1. djoshi27

    djoshi27

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    I was curious to if anyone ever tried growing avocado by using the pit from an avocado that you brought from Publix or other similar grocery stores
     
  2. chefross

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    I've started plants many times. Stuck 3 toothpicks into the pit and placed it in glass of water with 3/4 of pit underwater.

    Take forever to split and start roots. After 3-4 months (yes months) finally made it to potting soil and the tree starts.

    Are Publix avocados different?
     
  3. highlander01

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    Chef Ross .... How long did it take before the tree actually started to produce avocado's? ...... I'm guessing several years
     
  4. cerise

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    I don't know if this method will actually yield any fruit, but it might be worth a shot.  Or, I'd consult with a Nursery.  Good luck.  Let us know how it turns out.

    http://tipnut.com/grow-an-avocado-tree/
     
  5. chefross

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    Never here. My winters here would kill the plant. I simply grew them indoors as a plant.
     
  6. looker

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    Yes, you can grow a full tree from just a pit.  The techniques has already been covered and growing the tree just takes a warm climate which, in my Southern California experience, means no chance of freezing.  I acquired a 5 foot tall tree from my neighbor and after planting it in my yard watched it go to 30 feet tall in about two years.  Got the first 10 avocados after three years from germination and before moving and having to leave the tree behind, was getting a hundred or more avocados that rivaled any in the stores.

    When starting the seedling, just need to be sure it has not gone into the refrigerator.  My experience is that the pit won't sprout if it has been chilled.

    Really miss that tree.
     
  7. zarah1

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    You have to live in parts of California, Peru, Mexico, Florida, or a similar climate, for the avocado tree to survive outdoors. If so, I highly recommend it, along with a lime tree and a lemon tree. =)