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Q.Avocado Seed Germination

Zone 19035 | Joshliam24 added on April 14, 2020 | Answered

Hello! So I recently started germinating my avocado seed. Just a few days ago it started to crack open. I don’t know if I should leave the cracked side in the water or on top out of the water. Thank you so much!

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Answered on April 15, 2020

You should plant it, immediately, pointy side down. This germination step is unnecessary, and often causes infection before the tree has time to mature.

I recommend direct sowing these to soil, or for slightly better results, wrap in a wet paper towel in a zip loc bag. Put this in a drawer for a week or two. Once you see the seed crack, it is time to plant.

Here is more information on the care of avocado:



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