How To Replant Your Avocado Pit

Amanda Faulkner
by Amanda Faulkner
Did you know that you can replant your pit and out will grow a new Pretty cool, huh? It’s really easy to do!
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!
So after you have cut your avocado (learn the right way to cut it here) insert 4 toothpicks into the avocado pit. You will want to put the toothpicks into the center.

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.
Place in a sunny spot. You will want to watch it. Every couple days you will need to add more 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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  • Terri Lopez Terri Lopez on Apr 13, 2020

    How do you cut pit before adding the toothpicks?

  • Jody Price Jody Price on May 14, 2020

    Does the avocado seed have a top or bottom? I've done this 100's of times with no luck..

  • Sharon J Sharon J on Jul 19, 2020

    Can I grow the plants in doors? It’s probably too late to put outside isn’t it?

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  • BillandPaula Snow Keimel 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 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.