Avocado is a delicious and irresistible food, versatile enough to add to a myriad of preparations, or eaten on its own (add a spoonful of olives and a pinch of salt, my goodness!). However, being a tropical vegetable, it is often difficult to find in supermarkets, and its cost can be high.
Below we explain how to plant an avocado tree at home , from its seed. It’s a very simple operation, which can save us a lot of money. Without forgetting the satisfaction of eating a self-produced vegetable.
The first thing to do is extract the pit from the avocado , without cutting or breaking it. Once the seed has been washed, to remove any residue from the plant, and having dried it thoroughly, it is necessary to prepare the soil.
Some seeds are triangular in shape, while others are more spherical. But all have a lower part (where the roots will come out) and an upper part. It is important to determine the end from which the roots will come out, because this is the end that must be submerged in water.
Insert toothpicks into the sides of the seed, and place it in a glass of water (the bottom part should be completely submerged, see photo).
Germinate the seed for 3 to 6 weeks. Once this period has passed, a shoot will have grown on top of the seed and roots on the bottom.
When the stem reaches about 6 to 8 inches tall, cut it in half to encourage new growth. Finally, move the plant to a larger pot by making a hole in the center of the pot to fit the plant.