Avocado Tree Seed also known as Pear ,butter fruit, butter pear and laurel peach - 2 Seeds. Makes Great House Plant ! Planting your own avocado tree is fun and easy. It is a perfect task for all ages - for the garden, for indoors, and also makes a great project for class or at home!
STEP 1 - LOCATE WHICH END IS 'UP' AND WHICH IS 'DOWN' Avocado pits are slightly oblong, Bottom (from where the roots will grow), and a 'top' (from which the sprout will grow). The slightly pointier end is the top, and the flat end is the bottom. In order to get your pit to sprout, you will need to place the bottom root end in water, so it's very important to figure out which end is the 'top' and which is the 'bottom' before you go piercing it with toothpick
STEP4 - WAIT FOR YOUR AVOCADO SEED TO SPROUT! sprouting can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, so be patient. Here is the process you will witness: 1. The top of the avocado pit will dry out and form a crack, and the outer brown seed skin will slough off. 2. The crack will extend all the way to the bottom of the avocado pit, and through the crack at the bottom, a tiny taproot will begin to emerge.
STEP 2 - PIERCE WITH FOUR TOOTHPICKS Take four toothpicks and stick them at a slight downward angle into the avocado seed, spaced evenly around the circumference of the avocado. These toothpicks are your avocado scaffolding, which will allow you to rest the bottom half of the avocado in water, so therefore the toothpicks need to be wedged in there firmly. I recommend sticking them in at a slight angle (pointing down), so that more of your avocado base rests in the water when you set this over a glass.
STEP 3 - PLACE AVOCADO SEED HALF SUBMERGED IN A GLASS OF WATER set on a quiet windowsill with SUNLIGHT. It's helpful to use a clear glass so you can easily see when roots start to grow, and also when the water needs to be changed. Many guides recommend to change the water every day, but I found, through trial and error, that it is better to change the water every five days to a week or so. You do want to make sure you change the water regularly, to prevent mold,bacteria and fungus growth, which can doom your little avocado sprout.