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#1 User is offline   michael 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:37 AM

do we have to crack the seed open to grow?

any other advice?

thanks
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:04 AM

Just put the seed into water (half soaked on the blunt side), then the roots will sprout by itself. But I haven't tried this personally, so I can't tell you much.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:34 AM

Just place the seed half buried in soil right side up.

But I believe nature has its way and if you just chuck the seed anyway on the ground it will still germinate.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

Yup, i've done it before.

After washing the seed, use three toothpicks and poke it mid way 3 ways around the seed.
In a container of water, place the seed into the cup, the toothpicks are meant to support the seed.
The rounded portion should be pointed downwards with the sharp tip pointing upwards.

After a few days, roots will come out
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Hi,

I just put the seed half submerge in soil and it just grow!

Hope this helps.
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:23 PM

If you leave the seed on top of the moist soil, it will grow too!





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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:52 AM

How long will it take before the plant fully grows and starts flowering / fruiting and how big will it grow to? Am considering planting avocado.
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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

It is a tree. Probably as big as mango tree when full grown. I hope can try to keep it smaller to about 6ft tall in pots and hope that it can bear fruit. Otherwise plant in CG.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

Avocadoes grown from seed take tens of years to grow big enough to fruit.
If you want fruit go get the grafted type.
But you can grow an avocado from seed as an ornamental

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

GreyFingers and I bought a grafted plant from WF @ $48 ea

View PostPhytomania, on 30 May 2014 - 08:52 AM, said:

How long will it take before the plant fully grows and starts flowering / fruiting and how big will it grow to? Am considering planting avocado.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

Ah peak, does it have fruits.
It may take three to five years to get fruit.
Give it lots of space

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:12 PM

Salman, thanks.

No fruits yet.

But the trunk/stem is about an inch thick.

The plant is a metre tall.

Anything I can do to eat d avocados faster?

The ones in Bali are HUGE.

Should hv planted the seeds, but seeds take years to fruit.

View PostSalmanTropical, on 23 June 2014 - 09:43 PM, said:

Ah peak, does it have fruits.
It may take three to five years to get fruit.
Give it lots of space

Salman

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 24 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

Ah Pek, don't bother growing from seed. We used to have a seed grown one that reached 1.5 storeys high and after 10 years still didn't fruit. Grafted one is better as it's guaranteed to fruit sooner or later.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:31 PM

Thk u Wisteria. I take ur advice. Actually I take all ur advice.

But really d Bali ones.... So huge...mmmm

Wish they sold that grafted variety here.

WF had d Indonesia ones @$20, but I doubt they were the Bali ones.

View PostWisteria, on 24 June 2014 - 02:54 PM, said:

Ah Pek, don't bother growing from seed. We used to have a seed grown one that reached 1.5 storeys high and after 10 years still didn't fruit. Grafted one is better as it's guaranteed to fruit sooner or later.

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 24 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:55 PM

Hello,

I have something sad to say.
The avocado which we love is very difficult to grow here because it needs cool climates.
I have a dwarf wurtz avocado that should be fruiting now but all it does is grows leaves.
I threaten to chop the plant down (old tale of how to trick a tree to fruit)
Half killed it with fertilizer ( to simulate the stress of winter)
Chopped off all it's leaves which grew back.
Angrily talked to it so that it would fruit.
But nothing. :(/>
And it is already two years.
But I promise you that the West Indian Avocado will fruit well here.
Be sure to get it grafted.
But sadly, West Indian Avocados don't taste as good.

I know that many sub tropical plants can fruit given the right care. But avocadoes which are half tropical are so difficult to get to fruit.
I am really so sad that avocado plants are so rude :)/>

Salman
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:35 PM

This is my avocado grown from seed, it's about a year old. Can I find out from experts here, what else can I do with it? I know it takes a long time to fruit. Anything I can do to make it a nice ornamental plant?


http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u423/HanYSC/IMG_7911_zpscif9lirj.jpg
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