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5/17/11 7:08 A

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I just picked up some avocados at the store, at 2 for a $1 I couldn't resist. I'm not going to plant them though since it is much too cold here for them to live. I'm just going to eat them.

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4/27/11 11:51 P

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It will be fun to watch grow. You are on your way. I do think the fresh water each day is a key.

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4/27/11 2:30 P

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Update: A toothpicked avocado seed is in a shot glass on my kitchen windowsill awaiting its sprout. A crack is finally starting to develop. Thanks for your help!

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3/28/11 5:34 P

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Thanks for the info! I'll try it again this month!

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3/20/11 9:48 A

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Thanks!

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3/20/11 9:43 A

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The pointy end goes in the water. I have successfully rooted avocado seeds. I use a tiny shot glass and fill it half full of water. I keep it on the window sill above my kitchen sink and change the water every day. It gets sun most of the day. The top may have a little indentation. It has been a while. Good Luck with your avocado seed.

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3/17/11 1:01 P

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I have the same question: Which end of the seed goes into the water?

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3/15/11 3:45 P

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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! emoticon

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12/20/09 6:08 P

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TRAVELNISTA, she posted the thread on the 14th. When you click on the link, then click on the 14th.

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Did I mess up something? When I opened the link I got a recipe for a spinach feta omlette.



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12/15/09 1:50 P

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I'm using water bottles and toothpicks. I cut off the tops of the bottles at the necks where the bottle starts to slightly flare, just slightly larger than the seed; insert toothpicks to keep them from falling in, fill bottle, have the bottom half or third of seed in the water. The alcohol bottles or small vases, etc. are also good. It's great when you can find the "perfect" size and don't need toothpicks.

One has cracked so far and looks promising. I have seven more toothpicked in water bottles.

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12/14/09 11:23 P

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i had a couple of duds too. I had to clean out the water every once in a while too b/c it was gross.
I submerged them about 1/2 in water. I would try a few more.

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12/14/09 11:20 P

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I had 5-6 pits I was trying to grow. I had these little glasses, for liquor of some sort, and the pits sat on the top with the bottoms in water. They sat that way for months, not doing a thing. My girlfriend said that I needed bigger jars of water and to put toothpicks in to prop them partway in the water. So I did that to a couple. I had the oldest one at least 6 months. It didn't grow but it didn't go bad either. I finally threw them all away at Thanksgiving because I had company coming and wanted the counters cleared. I have a new pit to start and I'm working on eating another. What should I do different???

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12/14/09 6:54 P

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I've sprouted them many times and they're fun to watch growing. I had one grow to 7 feet tall in my greenhouse. Occasionally when avocadoes are at their best I'll cut one in half and eat it with just salt or balsamic vinegar--yum!


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12/14/09 5:56 P

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i've srouted a few, but my dog ate them :(

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I love homemade guacamole. Guacamole and hummus are my two favorite dips for raw veggies.

Saturday at Magruders grocery store in Maryland, avocadoes were only $ .50 each. Avocadoes are a winter fruit, so they're in season now. I bought a large bag, all green ones so they won't ripen to quickly. I have some dark ones I'm going to make into guac today.

Have any of you ever sprouted avocado seeds on your windowsill? I'm doing that right now. They make a beautiful, tall, indoor plant/tree. For free. I have a friend who's had several she started from seed, so I thought I'd try it.

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Thanks! Love the avacado!



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