Growing avocados from pits

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Growing avocados from pits

Post by that genius » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:48 pm

Anybody have any success?

This was a cinch at home, 3 matches, pit, and glass of water, sprouted after a few days.

Not a single one i tried here has split, let alone sprouted.

Any treemongers out there?
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by Username Taken » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:54 pm

Are you sure you have the seed right side up?

Put it in a warm spot, not direct sunlight.

If nothing happens after about 6 weeks, ditch it and try again.
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by that genius » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:06 pm

I was wondering if perhaps the locals spray them with formalin, or if keeping them in thr fridge damages them



Have you had any success?
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by Username Taken » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:10 pm

I haven't tried. I don't particularly like avocado unless it's with Mexican food. :)

Are you buying from the market or supermarket? I would go for locally grown rather than imported.
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:27 pm

I've done it successfully with about a dozen pits from local avocados , was surprised how quickly they grew.
Transplanted them after about 8 months into one of our plots of land, no idea whether they'll actually do any good and produce fruit, but worth a try, didn't cost me anything.
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 pm

We throw them in the ground and they grow. Easy.

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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by John Bingham » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 pm

I remember doing that thing with the 3 matches way back, and often getting results. I haven't tried it here, but I have a feeling that avocados don't grow too well in the lowlands anyway, most are grown at higher elevations like in Mondulkiri/ Ratanakiri?
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by taabarang » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 pm
I remember doing that thing with the 3 matches way back, and often getting results. I haven't tried it here, but I have a feeling that avocados don't grow too well in the lowlands anyway, most are grown at higher elevations like in Mondulkiri/ Ratanakiri?
The above is quite correct withe the exception of the California coast where Hass avocados grow quite well due to cool California breezes. They don't really have a chill factor requirement like apples but they need a cool breeze. Also the.trees are dioecious(sp) requiring both male and female plants whose identity is not identifiable in the seed. Most likely you will get flowers and no fruit.
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:32 pm

true about elevation
however, they fruit in kampong cham and kep
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Re: Growing avocados from pits

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 pm

550m or so here.
Seem to grow easy.

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