Choose a healthy, ripe avocado pit
The first step in growing an avocado pit is to select a healthy, ripe pit. Make sure the avocado pit is intact and has no cracks or damage.
You can also check if the kernel is ripe by shaking it slightly.
If you hear the pit moving inside, it means it is ripe and ready for planting.
Remove the shell from the core
Once you’ve chosen a healthy, ripe avocado pit, carefully remove the outer shell with a sharp knife.
Be careful not to damage the core inside.
Soak the core in water
After removing the peel, soak the avocado pit in lukewarm water for about an hour.
This will help soften the inner shell and make germination easier.
Remove the inner shell
Once the inner shell is sufficiently soft, gently peel it off with your fingers.
Make sure you don’t damage the germ inside.
Plant the avocado seed
Now that you have removed the inner peel, you can plant the avocado pit in a pot with light, well-drained soil.
Make sure you plant the pit with the widest part facing down and the pointed part facing up.
Place the pot in a sunny location
After planting the avocado seed, place the pot in a sunny location. Avocado trees need a lot of light to grow. Therefore, make sure your plant gets at least six hours of direct sunlight every day.
Avocado trees need regular watering to grow. Be sure to water your avocado tree regularly to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Fertilize the plant
To help your avocado tree grow quickly, you can also add fertilizer to your soil.
Use a liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month to keep your avocado tree growing healthy and quickly.
Monitor the growth of your avocado tree by regularly observing the leaves and stems.
If you notice signs of growth such as: B. New leaves sprouting, it means your avocado tree is growing well.
If you notice signs of disease, such as yellow leaves or brown spots, be sure to treat your plant immediately to avoid more serious problems.
Transplant the plant
Once your avocado tree has reached a height of about 30 cm, you can transplant it into a larger pot or into your garden.
Be sure to transplant your plant during the dormant period when growth is slow.
prune the tree
As your avocado tree grows, you can prune the branches to promote denser growth and better branching.
Avoid pruning the tree too close to the trunk as this can cause damage to the tree.
Once your avocado tree is three to four years old, it should begin producing avocados. Harvest the avocados by carefully cutting off the stems close to the fruit.
Growing an avocado tree step by step
Growing an avocado seed may seem difficult, but if you follow the simple steps in this article, you can grow your own avocado tree in no time.
Make sure your avocado pit is healthy and ripe, plant the pit in well-drained soil and place it in a sunny location. Don’t forget to water it regularly!
With a little patience and care, you can soon be enjoying your own harvest of fresh avocados.