The avocado is a delicious and irresistible food, versatile enough to be added to a myriad of preparations, or eaten alone (add a tablespoon of olive and a pinch of salt, goodness!). However, being a tropical vegetable, it is often difficult to find in the supermarket, and its cost can be high.
Below we explain how to plant avocado at home, starting from its seed. This is a very simple operation that can save us a lot of money. Not to mention the satisfaction of eating a self-produced vegetable.
The first thing to do is to extract the seed from the avocado, without cutting or breaking it. Once the seed has been washed, to remove any residue of the vegetable, and dried carefully, we need to proceed with the preparation of the soil.
Some seeds are triangular in shape, while others are more spherical. But all have a lower end (from which the roots will come out) and an upper end. It is important to determine the end from which the roots will come out, as this is the one that needs to be immersed in water.
On the sides of the seed insert toothpicks, and place it in a glass of water (the bottom part should be completely submerged, see photo).
Allow the seed to germinate for 3-6 weeks. Once this period has passed, a sprout will have sprung up on the top of the seed, and roots on the bottom.
When the stem reaches a height of about 15-20 centimeters, cut it in half to encourage the growth of a new one. Finally, switch the plant to a larger pot, making a hole in the center of the pot to put the plant in.