Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
ADJ, it sounds like you've got a good project going. When I had a house, I started an avacado pit. It took a long time to put down the initial tap root, too. Have patience. I would go out when I watered it and threaten to consign it to the compost pile if it didn't start growing. Sure enough, about three weeks or so later, it finally started to send up a leaf stalk/main trunk. When it was two years old, it blossomed, if that's what it could be called. The flowers were small, whitish green and eventually developed the start of small avacados. The baby avacados eventually fell off and never developed. After reading the bit about male/female trees above, it made more sense why the fruits didn't set - I had just a female and no male to pollinate. When I sold the tree it was about eight feet tall and beginning to branch and fill out nicely. If you can keep it in a large enough pot and give it enough sunlight, you should be able to keep it for many years. Maybe a pot with wheels so you can bring it in and out depending on your season. If you can keep it in a warm, sunny location, I'm sure it will be happy. Good luck!
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