If anyone wants to know if they can turn into actual trees, the answer is in a warm climate, yes! On an episode of Joan & Melissa (Rivers) they went to Melissa's childhood home in Beverly Hills and when they were in the backyard Melissa exclaimed "Look! My avocado tree from 3rd grade!" It is now a very tall tree with a good sized trunk.
I eat a lot of avocados..maybe I'll try sprouting the next one!
Question for those who have done it successfully: which end of the seed goes in the water-- the small end, or the large end? I remember the toothpicks and water level, just not which end is up!
Edited by: THISYEARSMODEL at: 3/15/2011 (15:50)