Remember that avocado trees do best at moderately warm temperatures (60 F to 85 F) with moderate humidity. They can tolerate temperatures, once established, of around 28 F to 32 F with minimal damage. Avoid freezing temperatures. Plant your tree in March through June.
How do you know when an avocado seed is ready to plant?
Do not break the seed apart: the seed body feeds the root growth, and the roots are delicate, so handle with care and do not break them. When the root is 3-inches long, your seed is ready for planting in a flower pot.
When should I plant my avocado tree?
More roots than soil means its time to repot. The best time of the year to start repotting an avocado is the springtime. Do the root check in spring, then be prepared to move the plant to a new home, if necessary.
How long can you keep an avocado seed before planting?
Avocado seeds of 20 varieties, packed in dry peat moss and stored at 42 degrees F, kept well for at least 8 months. Cutting off a small portion of both ends of the seeds promoted quicker and more even germination.
What to do with avocado seed after it sprouts?
Transplanting of Avocado. When your seed sprouts, the root will emerge from the bottom end and the stem and new leaves from the top. Give it time to develop a good root system before transferring it to a pot that contains fresh sandy soil that allows for good drainage.
Will avocado grown from seed fruit?
Avocados grown from seed will not bear fruit until they are at least a decade old. Trees planted from a nursery will begin fruiting much more quickly, beginning at about three or four years old.
Can avocado trees grow in containers?
Growing Avocados in Containers Use a potting mix with compost blended with sand for a loose, fast-draining composition. Growing avocados in containers indoors also requires bright light. A plant will get straggly without adequate light. Pinch off excess growth at first to promote a bushier, stronger plant.