How to plant an avocado seed that has sprouted

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Sprout, Seed, Sprout! by Annika Dunklee

One day, when a boy sees his dad cut an avocado in half, he decides to plant the fruits seed and grow it into...an avocado tree! One glass of water, two careful hands, and three pointy toothpicks later, its time to wait...and wait...and wait...for it to grow.

At long last, the boy and his faithful pet cat see one root, two roots, three roots emerge! Three scoops of soil, three sprinkles of water, and a lot more waiting...lead to one sturdy stem, two clapping hands, and three grateful cheers. The avocado tree starts to appear! One, two, and three years later, the tree grows taller still.

This charming story is told with lots of rhythm and repetition, paired with playful illustrations full of funny details about the trials of coaxing a seed into a plant. Readers will come away with a sense that the struggle to be patient and stick it out can be worthwhile, even when a result seems impossible.
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AVOCADO SEED GROWING: Fastest Hack with Results - How to grow Avocado from Seed germination

When the roots of your germinated avocado seed reach 3 to 4 inches in length, it is time to transplant your little avocado plant to a pot or growing container! An 8 to 10 inch growing container is recommend to start out with. To get started, fill your pot half way up with a mixture of one part potting soil and one part peat moss.
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The Easiest Way to Plant and Grow an Avocado Seed in Soil

Sprouting avocado seeds by suspending them in water with toothpicks speeds seed germination. Roots develop first, followed by a sprout that grows upward to form the stalk and foliage of the plant. Generally grown inside the home as a houseplant during the winter and summered outside in pots, avocado plants can be grown in the soil in areas where temperatures remain above freezing during the winter. However, avocado trees grown from seed do not produce fruit true to the parent plant and will not produce avocados for up to 20 years. For this reason, avocado plants are typically grown as novelty houseplants.

I love avocados and growing things, and found this to be a fun, simple way to grow beautiful-looking plants from the stones pits left over from making guacamole or avocado dip. Avocado seeds, rinsed from your last avocado meal Toothpicks and jars for the water method Dirt, gravel, and pots, trays, or garden space. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. This particular seed had sprouted inside of the avocado before I had even eaten it. Be careful to not cut any deep gouges when removing the seed. Clean it very well so there are no more bits of avocado flesh left on them like there happens to be in this photo.

How to Grow an Avocado Plant From a Seed

I recommend this method because it takes little effort and shows you exactly which seeds will germinate before planting them in pots. Forget the toothpicks and water! Or the plastic gizmo on Amazon that suspends the seed over water. This method below works better. I have tested this easy method on a lot of grocery store avocados, and the germination rate is quite good. You can also try sprouting avocado seeds directly in moist potting mix, but that too can be hit and miss.

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. Check out our handy-dandy guide below, complete with photos, to learn how to grow an avocado tree from seed. Be careful not to remove the brown skin on the pit — that is the seed cover. The slightly pointier end is the top, and the flat end is the bottom.

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2 thoughts on “Sprout, Seed, Sprout! by Annika Dunklee

  1. After hundreds of unsuccessful attempts, I found some simple tricks to get my avocado seeds sprouting every time.

  2. Be careful not to remove the brown skin on the pit – that is the seed cover. how to STEP 5 – WAIT FOR YOUR AVOCADO SEED TO SPROUT!.

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