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Q.Can I save my avocado sprout?

Zone 53072 | carriovrr added on September 19, 2018 | Answered

I started with a pit, it sprouted a few weeks ago and had only one thick sprout at the bottom. I’ve been very careful with it but I checked it today and there’s mold in the beginning leaves then the sprout broke off when I picked it up!!!! Is there any way to save it?? carriovrr@gmail.com

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Answered on September 22, 2018

Was this started in water or soil? The water method is very popular, but it does leave the seedling very prone to infections. Fortunately, this can be saved. It is important to plant in container right away, but firstyou will want to treat the infection.

The best, and easiest way to do this with a seedling is to mix 1/4 of a cup of peroxide to 3/4 of a cup of water. pour this over the top of the young seedling slowly until it drips down the roots. This will kill off the infection and prepare it to plant.

This article will help you to grow an avocado: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/avocado-tree-growing.htm

This article will help if you are going to grow this in container, since you are outside of their native zone: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/indoor-avocado-plant-care.htm

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