Avocado Trees
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Avocado pit growing with something unusual

Zone Los Angeles | Anonymous added on March 25, 2016 | Answered

I've grown my first avocado plant using an avocado pit. Although roots and leaves are sprouting slowly, I noticed some unusual white stuff growing at the stem of the roots. I have attached a photo of it in hopes I could get an answer to my concern. I just hope it's not a fungal infection. And if it is something harmful to my plant, I'd like advice on how to get rid of it or if there is any hope for a cure. Thank you for the time and help!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 25, 2016

In my research I found instances where others had a similar phenomenon:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/2186257/growing-an-avocado-from-store
http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/2087053/avacado-pit-roots-fungus

Unfortunately, no one had clearly identified it. It could possibly be mold or fungus. If the water isn't changed every 2-3 days, then the likelihood of contaminants such as mold, fungus or fermentation will increase.

The pit will eventually drop off. You seem to have a good root system going so I don't think I would worry too much. You can try wiping off that white secretion.

For more information on sprouting avocado pits, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/sprouting-avocado-pits-how-to-root-an-avocado-seed.htm

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