Avocado from seed pit

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

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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    What's F&d?
     
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    William Shatter

    William Shatter Well-Known Member

    what kinda lights you got going there?
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Magnum 357! 7 years old maybe?idk
     
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    Tallapoosa

    Tallapoosa Member

    My wife sprouted many. She used toothpicks though. Wayside Gardens offers one for home cultivation.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

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    Keeping it cut back until i find a fruiting tree to graft from.
     
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    Ace Yonder

    Ace Yonder Well-Known Member

    I googled it but I couldn't verify this, are you sure? I actually found a bit of evidence to the contrary, including lots of stuff like this: "You can start with the seed of an avocado.[...] If you are growing from seed, it can take anywhere from 5 to 13 years before the tree is mature enough to set fruit." http://www.californiaavocado.com/how-tos/your-own-avocado-tree
    The closest to saying it can't be done was from (http://homeguides.sfgate.com/avocado-trees-grown-storebought-seeds-produce-fruit-60009.html) and even there it never says it's impossible it just says "Growing a productive tree from store-bought seed requires exceptional luck." but still explains how it can be done.
    I think it might just be that many people do not have the right environment, or not enough trees or local bees to effectively pollinate, and that makes it seem somewhat impossible. But I haven't seen anything that says its impossible at all.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    It might just be 1 or two varieties like the calvo or hass(whatever those really small ones at most stores is) avo that will not grow from seed.

    But avocados are very easy to grow from seed, you just dont know how the fruit will turn out and it takes a few years before you will find out. That's why many just graft trees or air layer to save you the suspense.

    The tree in my picture is on its second season of fruiting. It's only about 3-4 years old from seed and maybe 25 feet tall. The avos are really good and buttery image.jpeg
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Almost two months in and patently waiting lol 0723160033.jpg Maybe I'm doing it wrong
     
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    bird mcbride

    bird mcbride Well-Known Member


    Flood and drain table.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    Nah theyre just a pain. Itll get black and die if it goes bad.

    Make sure you to keep it topped. They would like nothing more than to be a spindly 6ft tree.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    ah "ebb and flow"
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    0926161647b.jpg Mine finally sprouted!!! About fucking time.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    wew!
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    don't feel bad..
    I can humbly say I have a helluva greenthumb, I can grow damn near everything, I can even get orchids to grow, reflower, over and over..
    I COULD NOT GET AN AVOCADO TO SPROUT...
    tried, and tried, and tried, and tried...
    how I did it?
    well... I tossed it in my compost pile.
    Boom, done.
    now it's four feet high. Two yrs old.
    But my entire adult life I tried to germ maybe 20 avocados, and NONE of them ever sprouted...
    motherfuckers...
     
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    cat of curiosity

    cat of curiosity Well-Known Member

    most do require a male and a female.

    they are dimorphus kinda like cannabis.

    and you can grow them from seed, but to be truly productive, you need a male and a female in proximity.
     
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    MeJuana

    MeJuana Well-Known Member

    Yeah seeds in my compost pile sprout I find them when I turn it and then I put them in the middle of the compost to take them out. Now you guys are making me want to grow some citrus trees
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    still keeping it bonsai'd. 20160926_185552.jpg 20160926_185624.jpg someone thought it was a money tree a few days ago. it got roasted in this heat and seared the leaves. it's now residing in a glowing window.
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    It took five months to germinate. Thought it was a dud
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    I get little tufts of sprouts all the damn time, pretty sure it's from the tomatoes in my wormcastings.
    don't bother me though, plus it gives the damn chipmunks something else to eat, they dig up the worms in my soil EVERY damn night.
    fuckers are smart too, they didn't know the plants had worms in them until like 6 months ago now EVERY container, inside or out, is got these lil 2" holes dug through them.
    bastards keep digging out my plant markers too
    I got one dank zappa (I think) that is unnamed now..
    looked all over for it's tag.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    yea that's fucking crazy itd take that long and not turn
     

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