25 Dec '14, 5pm

HOW TO Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Start your Avocado pits in Styrofoam Egg Cartons using the Toothpick method. Change the water every week to 10 days OR if you see any green water developing. A little-little miracle grow liquid in the water you use to refill the carton works great AFTER you see the tap root coming thru. After multiple roots are showing and the shoot is 6″ tall move to a CLEAN Yogurt plastic container. I wait till the tree shoot is a good 12″ long before moving to dirt in a pot. I NEVER pinch the top leaves until the tree is a couple feet or more tall, otherwise you’ll end up with a low bush than a TREE! Ask any Arborist, you never pinch the top most of a tree or it will stop growing tall. I have 5 six foot Avocado trees, 3 four foot and 4 three foot tall trees in my back yard all grown from store pits. One of the six foot trees is giving full fruits now as big as my palm, one is starting t...

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