How do I grow an avocado tree from an avocado seed?

I love avocados. Today I was eating one (yes I will sit and eat an entire avocado, with a little salt and pepper on it), and when I was finished, I had a big shiny seed left over. I thought, maybe I could grow this into an avocado tree, and one day pick my own avocados off it. Will such a seed from a... show more I love avocados.
Today I was eating one (yes I will sit and eat an entire avocado, with a little salt and pepper on it), and when I was finished, I had a big shiny seed left over. I thought, maybe I could grow this into an avocado tree, and one day pick my own avocados off it.

Will such a seed from a supermarket avocado grow into a tree?
What's the best way to do it?
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