How do I grow an Avocado from a pit?

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I cant seem to get an Avocado pit to grow...is there someone who has done this?I was told to pierce it with three toothpicks n set the bottom in water...

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  • Deanna Deanna on Aug 25, 2018

    I just did this for my Grandsons,

    it took 6 months for the pit to crack open

    and then start growing leaves.

    Right now 2 months later I've planted it in soil

    and have it near a grow light and it's grown

    3 more sets of leaves.

    Be patient and keep the water clean

    and near the pit but not submerging it.

    Good Luck!

  • It can be done! I have grown quite a few over the years and have given away as gifts. My yard is too small for an avocado tree. Here is the method I used:


    https://www.californiaavocado.com/avocado101/your-own-avocado-tree


    What zone are you in? Might not be conducive for growing avocados? They are originally native to Mexico in a tropical climate.

  • Sandie60 Sandie60 on Aug 25, 2018

    cut a cross on top of seed so it can sprout.

  • Iberkeley Iberkeley on Aug 26, 2018

    I wash mine and stick it into the ground - pointy side up, like your head. Most of mine grow, often in unexpected places since I forget where I'd planted them. I have a few inside that grow all year long and I let the ones outside die once frost comes. But there are always more next year. They do not bear fruit here in OR or many other areas but the foliage is pretty, mixed in with other flowers. I've had some take over a year before they decided to sprout.

  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Aug 28, 2018

    They don't usually bear the first year.

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