Unless the right methods are used, growing avocado seeds will be difficult. It’s not enough to just take the seeds from the fruit and bury it in the ground. There are several things you need to keep in mind.
After taking the seeds from the fruit, you can nurture it two ways. You can immerse the seeds in water or plant in the ground. If you’re going to grow it in the water, use three toothpicks to make holes in the seed’s side. Next you put the seed half submerge in a jar or glass. The pointy side should be up and the flat one in the liquid.
Within a couple of weeks, leaves and roots will appear. Depending on the weather, this might take four to six weeks. To finish growing avocado seeds, you should place this in the potting soil. If you don’t do this, the plant will die quickly.
Planting in the Soil
If you want to plant in the soil, it needs to have good drainage and porous. The ideal temperature is between 60 to 70 degrees. The soil moisture must be maintained. In these conditions, the leaves will appear in a few weeks.
Cut the seedling back to 6 or 8 inches when it reaches a length of 12 inches. This technique will make the plant rounder. When growing avocado seeds in the house, lots of sunshine is required. The ideal setup is for the potted plant to be by the brightest window but in the coolest room. The pH level should be 7. The ideal soil is loamy.
Repotting and Fertilizing
Repotting is necessary when the roots start getting bigger. For best results, moving the pots should be done in spring. Liquid fertilizer can be given every week or two weeks. During summer, give them houseplant food every three weeks. In the winter the food should be administered every six weeks.
When watering, the objective is to keep the soil moist but not soaked. Soaking it with water might kill the avocado. Misting the leaves is recommended if there’s little air or it’s dry.
Those who are growing avocado seeds should transplant after winter.
If you’re moving them outside, give the plant time to get used to the new conditions. Increase outdoor exposure a few minutes per day for acclimatization purposes.
The Avocado Tree
A space of 20 feet is usually given for the avocado tree. Its roots are so vast that it will just strangle other smaller plants around it. But it’s possible to grow three trees in a single area.
Feed a year old tree four times a year with fertilizer. When the trees get old, give it nitrogen rich fertilizer during the summer and winter. Lack of fertilizers will cause the leaves to turn yellow.
Those who are interested in growing avocado seeds do it mainly for aesthetic purposes. It takes about a decade before any fruits come out. But in the meantime, you can just sit back and savor its appearance.