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Old 02-26-2015, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have had my seeds in water with toothpicks. It's been close to 6weeks and no root growth? They are in a very well light window that decides light more then 8hrs a day. Do you have to dry the seed out for a few days? Maybe that's the issue?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had my seeds in water with toothpicks. It's been close to 6weeks and no root growth? They are in a very well light window that decides light more then 8hrs a day. Do you have to dry the seed out for a few days? Maybe that's the issue?
The real issue is growing them from seed. They do not grow true-to-type, plus you'll have to wait a long time before reaching fruit production age. Considering the amount of time and resources you'll put into that plant over your lifetime the cost of buying a great cultivar grafted on suitable rootstock is insignificant.
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Default Re: Advocato seed issues.

start over...let the pits dry until the brown shin flakes off with a bit of help...then place the fat side on soil about 1/2" down...keep moist, not wet...repot as needed

when started in water, the roots can become too big and full of water...they get very brittle at transplant time...

i'm in the tropics and have the luxury of starting seeds in pots and then off to the orchard...seems to be about 5 years to fruit...probable much faster from stem cuttings if you have them, and yes...they don't always fruit the same as their seeds...but they are always an avocado of some kind.

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Thanks guys. I want to grow one for fun that's all. Youtube a guy shows several he grows in water and they grew great and into a seedling.
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i just stick them in a pot and get 100% germination. besides being neat to see the roots grow, i don't see the need to use the toothpick/water method. my neighbor has like 4-5 avocados he grew from seed and one is fruiting. gives nice mini-football-sized fruit.
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The bathroom is pretty cool so think that's the issue. Maybe I will pot them up and place in my GH. 😃
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Default Re: Advocato seed issues.

I'm an old lady who spent most of her life in the DC area; I tried the water method for ages with no results. (Okay, living in MD I had few seeds to ever try.) Moved to FL where fresh avocados were available any time you walked into a grocery store so, of course, I had more pits/seeds than eventual plant spaces. (I don't own the Ponderosa--can't afford it.)

So I got used to just planting/burying them in dirt when I felt like playing farmer. I had 100% success even in winter which, btw, does get chilly here--even freezing though not ground frozen. And, like figs, they're not that picky about which way up they are planted--they figured it out and grew. Yeah, I know you're thinking it's because of the warm weather but I know it's not. Even sweet potatoes that Yankees are assured must have "slips" either grown in a jar of water where 1 tuber sends out vines or purchased in a bundle can be produced by slicing a tuber as you would an Irish potato (there are eyes!) and tossed into dirt. I successfully (cheaply) used the "split up the mama" trick when living in Ohio. Which nobody in their right mind would say had tropical weather.

Water rooting is best for some plants IMO. Tomatoes and basil (all I can think of now) really do well in plain old H20--even down here.
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