How To Replant Your Avocado Pit
So the process is really easy. All you will need is a dish (like a custard dish or an old jar) and toothpicks. Oh and a little patience. It will take a few weeks to get started!
Fill your dish with water.
Then, balancing the toothpicks on the rim of your cup or jar, put the avocado so the bottom half is submerged into the water.
In a few weeks you will begin to see the pit begin to split open. Then, in a few more weeks your stem will shoot up. Then again, a few more weeks will yield leaves.
You will want to transplant into soil when your stem is about 7 to 8 inches tall. Prune the top few leaves. When you plant your avocado (you will need about a 10 inch pot), plant root side down and leave the top half of the pit exposed. Slowly add a little water. Keep your plant in a sunny spot!
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BillandPaula Snow Keimel on Jun 05, 2021
Much easier to wrap a pit in damp paper towel. Place wrapped pit in an open baggie and put some where dark. In 2-3 weeks you have roots and the pit can be planted. I either put pit into a cupboard or in the draw under the washer. Rewet paper towel as needed. Should be damp but not wet. Enjoy!
Jan Holm on Aug 19, 2021
Mine is 5 feet tall in a container. Wanting to plant, but don't have experience to know where to put it. Lots of shade and sunny acres. The Northern winds comes to the back of the house with lots of sun. Planting on the Southern facing side of the house is shady. East side has morning sun with Northern and Southern winds. Western side has shade with Northern and Southern winds. I know these trees can get up to 20 feet tall. Plant or not to Plant.
How do you cut pit before adding the toothpicks?
Does the avocado seed have a top or bottom? I've done this 100's of times with no luck..
Can I grow the plants in doors? It’s probably too late to put outside isn’t it?