which end down when planting an avacado seed?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    From prior answer:

    " Avocado seeds are called pits. To sprout the pit, remove the large pit from the center of the fruit and wash it in water. For propagation purposes, the broad end of the pit is considered to be the bottom. The pointed end is the top. Insert several toothpicks into the sides of the pit. They should be placed about halfway up the pit. Then suspend the pit in a glass of water. The bottom one half of the pit should rest in water.

    The pit should sprout within a few weeks. During this time, periodically add water to maintain the initial water level. If it doesn't sprout within 2 to 3 months, discard the original avocado and begin another. The roots are usually the first to emerge from the seed. The stem appears later. Pot the seedling when the root system has become well developed; the roots should be at least 2 to 3 inches long.

    Remove the toothpicks and plant into a 6 to 8 inch pot using a commercial potting mix. Position the pit in the center of the pot. The top of the pit should be level with the soil surface."

  • Harley
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    1 decade ago

    Avocado seeds need to be started in water. Suspend the seed in water with three toothpicks stuck into the side at equal distances. The wide end of the seed should be about halfway submersed. When it develops roots and a stem with several leaves, you can transplant it into potting mix.

  • 1 decade ago

    the flat end down, pointed end up

    avocados do not need to be started in water, just plant them in potting soil, put in a sunny location and keep watered, in no time you will begin to see sprouts

  • 1 decade ago

    Place the stem end down.

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