Grow avocado tree from pit:
Hi ! I remember my mom always grew avocado trees/ plants , as indoor plants .
She would take out the large pit , without
Damaging it , then she washed it off . She then pushed in 3 toothpicks , just a little
Bit in , maybe an 1/8 of an inch , she put them in 3 spots like at 12 o'clock , 4 o'clock
& 8 o'clock , she did this around the center of the pit .. Then place the avocado pit onto a glass with the toothpicks resting
Along the edge of the glass. Half the pit should be above the top edge of the glass . Now fill the glass almost to the very top ,
So half the pit is in the water . My mother would usually keep the glass on a window sill or next to a window , in the sun . Change the water every few days . Once the roots have grown ( in the water )
At least several inches , then you can transplant it into a pot with dirt , or
Outside in the dirt , if you live in a warm climate !
Jackie: I've done this... it's fascinating!
Avocados can be rather finicky. What zone are you in? Do you want to grow as an indoor houseplant? Or place in your yard? Depending on the variety, the tree can take up a lot of space, requires professional pruning and nothing will grow underneath them. If growing from a pit, it can take years before it fruits, if at all. I have been successful, but I am very patient. Here are some sites to help you out.
I started another one, keeping this one for myself. I am in zone 9b and live down the road from commercial avocado growers. I also purchase firewood from them. Once cured, the wood burns slow, steady and hot. They benefit even from the errant trees that perish here and there. And are really nice people! Have provided lots of free advice over the years.
Here's a step-by-step guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDd_QU9Crmk
There are many ways to start an avocado plant from a pit, and they make great houseplants. They will get leggy quickly, so you need to chop the top off every now and again, if you'd like them to get full. Also, it is very, very rare for them to ever sprout fruit.
There are so many ways to do that. My favorite way is simply add a pit directly into soil and keep it moist.. it could be with other plants at the beginning. Durning a summer i bring my plant outside and it looks awesome. Avocado will not fruit for couple of years :)
This tutorial might help: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/a26064095/how-to-grow-avocado-tree/