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Alvacada Trees

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Hey everybody I gotta tell about my Alvacada Trees.

My Dad (95 Yrs old) loves Alvacadas so we always have the seeds (lots of them). Last Oct or Nov I got a bright idea to germanate some of those seed and see if I could make them grow.

Well guess what it works! I now have two small trees that are growing in flower pots. They are 8 - 10 inches tall and making leaves.

There are also 2 more seeds in a 5 gallon plastic bucket with holes in the bottom to drain excess water. 1 tree is about 3-4 inches tall with buds on it to make leaves and the other one has not come up yet. I am hoping it makes soon.

Then there are 2 more seeds still germanating. They will be ready to put into pots soon.

All right - before you ask - here is how I did it.

Step 1 - Wrap the seeds in a damp (not wet) paper towel and place in an open container. Place container in area where it can get light (I used Florescent lights) and check often to keep paper towel moist.

Step 2 - After some time the seeds will split open and a sprout will start growing. Place the sprout into a medium to large flower pot and cover completely with moist soil and/or compost. Check often to make sure the soil stays moist (not wet).

Step 3 - When the tree gets strong enough (after growing 12 - 18 inches tall) then transplant entire contents of flower pot in the desired location in your garden.

Hope some of you find this interesting. I never dreamed it could be so easy and fun.

See pictures on photobucket:

http://s718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/rgbobhanks/Alvacada/

TxBob

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We do this almost everytime

We do this almost everytime we have an alvacado. The kids love it.

I take the seed and put 4 toothpicks in it to support it on the rim of a small glass of water. We set the glass on the south window sill in the kitchen and that takes care of everything. Just make sure the glass keeps a water level within 1" from the seed.

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Oops, Your Pic Not Viewable

Hey TxBob, would love to see your pics!

When I use your link, Photobucket asks me for your password, hmmm...

Here's an experiment from my album:
http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/Rinnelle5x5/?action=view&current=imagephp.gif&newest=1

Let's see what happens ...

Well, my link took me to my pic even when I was logged out.

Did you use a link from the "Share" option? I tried that and it didn't work, so I just copied the address up at the top of the window, next to the back/forward buttons.

Anyone else know the secret to doing this?

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Joined: 2009-08-07
Try Pic again

Hey Redmink try again I used the link as shown and it took me right to the album. While in the album I set it to be public so maybe it will work now.

Let me know if it doesn't & I will try something else.

Bob

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Nice

I never got mine even that large! (I'm an over-waterer I think.)

Thanx for the instructions, and have fun with your alvacada "grove" ... hey, ya never know.

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Thanks For Comment

I am hoping to have some home grown Alvacadas next year.

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Joined: 2010-01-17
Alvacadas?

Are we talking about avocados? Just making sure.

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I Think So

I did a web search and "tree" never came up, I think "alvacada" might be a brand name?

The pics TxBob has sure look like avocados.

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Yea

Never was good at spelling - anyway its one of those green fruits that has a tough skin outside, soft good eating stuf inside and a big seed in the middle :smile:

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RE: Soft Good Eating Stuf

And that's the most important part! :)

I thought maybe there was a new variety I wouldn't want to miss out on, that's all. I never make guacamole, just plain thank you!

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