Hey everyone, probably you know the benefits of the fruits like avocado and maybe you want to have and to grow your own avocado tree.
There are a lot health benefits to the avocado fruit, this delicious fruit can be obtained easily from the supermarket, however chances are high that it contains chemicals or may be genetically modified. Fresh avocados are awesome fruits and if you want to have it always near you than there are a few steps that you have to learn how to grow and avocado tree. Take a look below and enjoy!
Step 1 – Remove and Clean Pit
The first step is -without cutting the pit from the avocado, remove and wash clean of all the avocado fruit. But make sure you don’t remove the brown skin from the pit!
Step 2: Locate which end is “UP” Which is “Down”
All avocado pits are not being perfect round shaped, and they have a top and bottom side. From the ‘bottom’, the future roots will grow,amd from the ‘top’ the sprout will grow. You can easily find which is which by looking after the slightly pointier end. When you noticed the slightly end this means that you found the top and the bottom have a flat end. It’s important to place the bottom in water, so the roots will begin to gently grow.
Stick 4 toothpicks into the top side of the avocado seed
Push the toothpicks inside the seed from four sides into the middle. After pricking the toothpicks into the seed, place in a glass full of water so that the pointed end of the seed points upward while the round part is immersed in the water by an inch
Place the glass with the half-submerged avocado in a place with sunlight. Use a clear glass for this operation, so you can observe when the roots start to grow and it is better to change the water every 5 days to prevent mold bacteria e.t.c
Step 4: Wait for your avocado seed to sprout
This process is a bit long it could take up to 8 weeks but you should be patient. Pay attention so the seed goes to the necessary stages of sprouting: the outer brown seed skin will slough off as the top of the avocado pit will dry out and form a crack; the crack will extend and to the bottom side of this, a tiny taproot will begin to emerge; a small sprout will peek through the top of the avocado pit. Don’t forget to maintain the taproot submerged, because not doing so will be synonymous to the death of your plant.
Put the small tree in soil
When the stem reaches 6-7 inches in length, cut about 3 inches off it, as this will make the new part grow faster. Cut and put it in a rich humus soil pot, when it has reached 6-7 inches again. Place on a sunny area.
Place the pot where it can get good sunlight, air, and water. The soil should remain moist but not saturated. Use a pot with good drainage. Keeping the pot out in your garden is a good idea. Pinch the top leaves of the plant every time the stem length increases by 6 inches. Doing so encourages growth of the pant.
If you happen to come across some nasty bugs, like aphids, you will need to wash them off the avocado. You can do this by showering or gently hosing down your plant. When there are no more pests on it, spray the avocado tree with a solution of water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid and one teaspoon of neem oil. Check in 4-5 days to see if it’s clean. If not, repeat the process until it is.
– You’ll need to bring them back indoors in the fall/winter, before the temperatures fall
These above was all necessary things that you should know to grow an avocado tree at home. Naturally grown avocado are different. You can grow several avocado trees together to aid with pollination and ensure your fruits are good as well. Also important thing that you should know is that after a couple or so years, the tree will begin to give fruit. On some occasions, some trees take about 15 years to bear fruit, and some never do at all.