Gardening 13

Sprouting Avocado Pits [moved from Not about Food board]

nemo | May 27, 2012 09:11 AM

Has anyone done this lately? I remember growing some fairly decent-sized plants years ago, but recently I haven't had much luck getting them to sprout. Ever the optimist, I have a pit sitting in water with the toothpick thing. I read on line that it might take 4 to 6 weeks, so I'll be patient. Some say to peel the papery skin off. I've never put them directly into soil, which I understand is an option.

I'm wondering if they're being picked so early that the pit hasn't matured enough or if they've been bred a certain way that renders the pit not fertile or something. If anyone has had luck recently, I'd appreciate the encouragement!

We always get the bumpy-skinned ones, Hass I think. Thanks for your reply!

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