Question: Sow avocado
hi, my name is edoardo and i have a question to ask:
some time ago I bought an avocado fruit in a shop and put the stone in a glass of water. helped by toothpicks I prevented it from coming into contact with the glass and I kept the water level so that the core was always immersed for 5 or 6 mm in the liquid,
Now after 5 weeks the kernel after opening has produced a small root in water. Question: how can I put it in a pot and what kind of soil should I use to produce a plant?
Sow avocado: Answer: Sow avocado
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Avocado (Persea Gratissima) is a plant native to Central and South America and is widespread in tropical and sub-tropical areas of all continents. Cultivated for the fruit, the Avocado, in the areas of origin, reaches heights of 6-20 meters. It has persistent and leathery leaves with an oblong shape. It produces inflorescences (panicles) at the ends of the branches, greenish in color. The fruits are green-brown drupes with light green pulp and large seed.
In Italy it is cultivable very well in the south and in coastal areas, while in the north it requires shelter during the winter period.
Avocado prefers fertile and well-drained soils.
It also requires consistent fertilization, especially in the full production phases. During the summer it must be watered abundantly.
Pruning must be done, in young years, in order to quickly form robust main branches (structure) from which the secondary branches that will bloom will start.
Plants obtained from seeds are normally used as rootstock for the most productive varieties.
In your case we advise you to consolidate the roots that have formed, then place the seedling in a pot with very soft soil, keeping it moist to encourage the formation of the roots and the seedling.
In the following winter it can be transplanted into a larger pot with all the lump of earth. It grows a couple of years and then, if the climate of its area allows it, it can be planted in the ground.