Avocado Trees

Growing an Avocado From a Pit

Zone 7A | margifish added on June 4, 2013 | Answered

For the past few weeks I've been growing an avocado pit in a clear glass mason jar (the toothpick and water method). Right now the pit has split and I have a nice healthy-looking taproot growing from the bottom about 3 inches long now. But no stem/sprout from the top yet. Is it just a matter of maintaining the water level and being patient, or is there something I can do to help encourage the stem to sprout? Some sites recommended removing the brown outer skin to help the stem emerge.

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Answered on June 5, 2013

If it were mine, the dry brown skin would be removed. At this point, it is of no benefit to the emerging stem. Give it time, it's coming...

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