Avocado trees grown from seed may produce fruit after about 3 years, may take 12 years or more, or may not ever produce fruit. This is due to the variable nature of the genetic makeup of trees grown from seed.
Do avocados grow from seed produce fruit?
People start avocado trees from pits or purchase grafted named varieties at the nursery. The trees started from seeds can produce fruit. Grafted trees will produce fruit sooner and generally of better quality than seed grown types.
How long does it take for an avocado tree to bear fruit from seed?
Be patient about seeing fruit. If you have purchased and planted a tree, you can probably expect to see your first fruit three to four years after planting. If you are growing from a seed, it can take anywhere from five to 13 years before the tree is mature enough to set fruit.
How do I know if my avocado is type A or B?
Avocado flowers are botanically bisexual or perfect - as they carry both male and female reproductive organs. However, different avocado varieties are classified as A- or B- flower types. Each type has flowers that open twice over a two-day period - the first day as a female and the second day as a male.