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How to Grow an Avocado From a Seed

So you want to grow an avocado from a seed? This is a fun project anyone can do at home, with their own avocado pit. Mix up your avocado into one of these Fun Guacamole Recipes, save the pit, and let’s get started!

Want to know how to grow an avocado from a seed? It’s not as complicated as you think and you really don’t need to have a green thumb to grow one.

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I just love avocados! Not only are they great for making a homemade guacamole but they’re also the perfect snack you can dive into anytime. Since I just can’t get enough of recipes that have avocados, why not plant my own so I won’t have to buy them. So if you’re like me who just loves avocados not just because of its taste but with all the healthy benefits you can get out of it, let’s start growing avocado from seed. This tutorial will show you how to grow an avocado seed in the comfort of your own home.

What you’ll need in growing avocado seed:

  • avocado
  • plastic cup
  • knife
  • toothpicks

Step 1

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Cut your avocado in half and take the seed out.


Step 2

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Clean the seed and peel off the skin. Removing the skin will allow the plant to sprout and grow easier.


Step 3

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Determine the top from the bottom. This is very important since if you mix it up, your avocado will not grow. You can see which is the top and the bottom in the picture above. If you’re still a bit confused, the bottom has a bump on it, slightly wider and may also have a lighter color.


Step 4

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Prepare your avocado seed. Carefully insert three toothpicks on an angle. The toothpicks will hold your avocado pit in place so you can submerge about half of it in water.


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Place it into your cup and add water. Be sure that the seed is submerged halfway like the photo above.

And that’s it. Place it near a window so it can get enough sunlight and change the water on a weekly basis. Just continue doing this and you’ll see it sprouting and growing in 2-6 weeks.

Now that leaves have sprouted, you can plant it in a pot and take it outside. Just don’t expect your avocado plant to have a fruit right away. It can take anywhere between 3-15 years before one does so be patient.

Don’t you just love it when you’re able to help Mother Nature create new life? Don’t forget to water and care for your new plant!



If you’d like to see how to grow avocado from seed, check out this video tutorial from mitchell boyle:



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