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Avocado from seed pit

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by iHearAll, Aug 24, 2015.

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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Pointy end up they say. (After I stabbed it with skewers). Any help is appreciated
     

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    4am sessions

    4am sessions Member

    I tried this for months, nothing. Few days later I went out to turn over the compost, sat there in the soil was an avocado pit with a root and small tree. I can't say how long it was in the compost but i'd recommend just putting the seed straight in the soil and just wait wait wait.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Yea they don't really burn up in the compost. Even broken... Odd little things. I'll try it
     
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    4am sessions

    4am sessions Member

    Good luck!
     
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    Moldy

    Moldy Well-Known Member

    Just remember if you get a tree it won't bear fruit. I've got one that's about 22 years old and it makes an "okay" tree but they shed these little swirly things that are a pain in the ass. Go buy a good tree and don't waste all the years that I did with a sub standard tree that's in my back yard. Maybe if you're in a climate like Cali it can be done but mine gets frosted every spring so even if it was grafted (or what ever they do to make it bear fruit) it wouldn't have avocados.
     
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    4am sessions

    4am sessions Member

    Fair point. Maybe you could help me out regarding Lemon tree's, I have two seedlings growing (slowly) in my bathroom (it's usually hottest room in house) at the moment. Do you think they'll bear fruit, if I keep them inside over winter and put out in summer? I have Ginger growing too which seems to be doing well.
     
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    sunni

    sunni Administrator Staff Member

    i herd these dont work to bear fruit they do something to the seeds. they may become trees but it'll be years
     
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    TRIPPERX

    TRIPPERX Active Member

    I'd ditch the skewers and just plant the seed directly in a garden or pot. Some cultivars need both a male and a female tree within 100 meters of on another for pollenation. Most trees will take 8 years to fruit so buy a grafted tree from a nursery might be an easier way to go about it. Citrus are usually grafted onto a rootstock suited to your growing area. However I have managed to grow citrus from a seed it took 8 years to fruit.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

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    Ill get a grafted fruiting avocado at some point and graft a branch on this root stock.
    The other ones are dropping roots at the moment. Nothing spectacular and fast with this plant haha.
     
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    4am sessions

    4am sessions Member

    Looks fantastic, lovely looking little sprout, such nice colours.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    This is simply untrue. Trees from seed all bear fruit if the conditions are right, but they wont always be as good as the fruit it came from. It's hit or miss and its easiest to buy grafted trees that are known to be good but theres nothing wrong with starting from seed. You can also try air layering a good tree to produce a clone.
     
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    sunni

    sunni Administrator Staff Member

    no avocados from the store the "seed" it doesnt bare fruit google it
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    Well, "avocado from the store" is very vague as there are hundreds of different varieties just in Hawaii alone, Most of them were grown from seed. I've grown my own from seed and they have produced fruit just fine.
    There might be a few varieties that are sterile but for the most part, plants that aren't fruiting aren't having their needs met. Either due to temperature, not enough light, or not having other trees nearby to pollinate it.
    Saying "avocado seeds from the store will not eventually bear fruit" is far from fact.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    I'll probably never know whether or not this pit will produce fruit. But, it's doing nicely and in soil now. The plan is to get a cutting still. Now that i type this, i think i may top the plant and graft it so half of the plant is of cloned genetics and the other half is whatever this wants to do. Viable experiment.
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    miketaco

    miketaco Well-Known Member

    looks great i have many ill post and ill dig up some info if they will cause they should just takes 5-7 years if not longer just wait till i cant get u better info i

    grow these every other day i dont even poke em i drown in water for a couple weeks then put in soil and let it work its magic from there every time they pop up

    i end up having so many i sell them spring time to the locals :)
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Great idea! I seriously dont like soaking things for so long... it seems like a great way to culture pathogens.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Like sweet potatoes... ugh
     
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    Diabolical666

    Diabolical666 Well-Known Member

    you have to change out the water frequently;)
     
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    miketaco

    miketaco Well-Known Member

    aint going to lie by the time i pour out the water is kindof nasty but i just wash em off and plant afterwards
     
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    bird mcbride

    bird mcbride Well-Known Member

    Avocado will grow great in a F&D table...set for weed.
     
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