Avocados are everywhere! In every home recipe and even in every restaurant the little green fruit is included. Everyone has heard about the “avocado trend”, and since it is not bad for your body and contains vitamins like B5, B6, C, K, E, and potassium it everybody is using it. Also, it is rich in high fiber content and heart-healthy fats.
The avocado tree can grow up to 70 feet in height, with leaves which are about 5 to 10 inches long. Avocado tree has small greenish-yellow flowers. The pear-shaped fruit is about 4 to 9 inches long, weighing between 4 oz to 34 oz, and has 1 single seed in the center. However, you shouldn’t worry about the height. Your avocado won’t grow that tall.
How to grow avocado in a pot
The trick to growing the avocado tree is getting a pit from an overripe avocado. There are some stores that will put their overripe avocados on sale, making it more available to you.
Follow the instructions listed below on how to grow an avocado tree.
-Remove the seed and wash off all the green remains from the fruit.
-Dry the seed by gently dubbing it with a paper towel.
-Stab the seed gently with 3 toothpicks at around 1/3 of the height.
-Place the avocado seed or pit with point up in a jar filled with tepid water.
-Place the jar in a warm place but take care not to place it under direct sunlight.
-Check the water level regularly and make sure that at least 1 inch of the pit is in water.
In 4 to 6 weeks, the pit will split. The stem will sprout from the top and roots will begin to grow at the bottom. If you haven’t noticed a change in the pit so far, throw the pit out and buy another avocado and start all over.
When the stem grows up to 6 inches you can cut it down to 3 just to strengthen the stem. As time passes by, there will be more leaves and more roots.
After 3 more weeks, you will need to plant the avocado seedling. Grab a medium size flower pot and put in some enriched potting soil up to about an inch to the top. Make a hole in the middle by pushing the soil down with your finger and put the pit in. Make sure that the top stays above the dirt level and the stem is straight up.
Watering is pretty much normal. Just make sure the soil is wet, but not muddy.
As the avocado loves sunlight, it would be smart to put in near a window. This will provide the necessary sunlight.