How to Grow an Avocado Tree
Avocado is a popular fruit which can be integrated into numerous traditional meals, snacks, desserts and salads. Some avocado lovers have even claimed that Avocado is a fruit that makes every food taste better. Apart from its positive popularity, Avocado is also a nutrient-rich fruit containing Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, Folate and Potassium in large quantities for every scoop as well as other nutrients like iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin A in smaller quantities. If you’re a lover of Avocado or you’re just someone who takes it once in a while and you have some space on your property, you can use the opportunity to grow one or two Avocado trees.
By following the right instructions, you can easily grow avocado tree(s). However, it’s best for you to know that even if your Avocado plant manages to grow successfully unharmed, there’s always the likelihood that it will not produce fruits at all, and it may take many years for a lucky homegrown Avocado tree to produce fruits. The truth is that commercial Avocado growers have a lot of grafting methods that they use to ensure that the avocados they grow produce fruit and many home growers don’t have the knowledge or even the understanding of these grafting methods. So explore the following procedure on how to successfully plant the best Avocado tree.
The Avocado Pit: Avocado Seed
In order to grow an Avocado tree, you need an Avocado pit, also referred to as the Avocado seed, contained at the center of the Avocado fruit. You need the Avocado seed to be in good condition so that it can viable for germination. For the Avocado pit to actually grow, there are some precautions you need to take.
In order to avoid cutting into the avocado pit, it’s best to stop your knife or any other sharp object you’re using to removing the flesh from your chosen Avocado fruit, a layer or two before the avocado pit. Then use your two hands to pull apart in opposite directions the two halves of the Avocado that your knife have already outlined so that all that would be left secured would be the Avocado pit.
Afterwards, you can wash the Avocado pit carefully with water to remove all of the remaining Avocado flesh that may be left. It’s best to make sure that during cutting and washing the light brown seed cover does not slough off and it is kept intact in order to keep the seed viable.
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