June 12, 2017 - I kept the avocado seed to sprout:
July 6, 2017 - the seed had started to sprout:
March 16, 2018 - According to what I had blogged on this date, the avocado seedling had grown to about two feet in height in its pot inside the house, but, then, the house got too hot for it and it dried up! I then cut it down almost all the way down and kept it outside to see if it would grow and it did!
|Avocado seedling |
I think the plant lost most of its leaves that winter, because here it is in the spring, earlier this year, April 17, 2021; you can see how much taller it has grown in comparison to the broom handle acting as its stake:
August 14, 2021 - The avocado seedling really grew this past summer! Here it is on August 14, 2021:
I hadn't realized just how much it grew, this summer! The broom handle is almost lost (its to the left of the main stem in the picture).
And, of course, this was how it looked yesterday:
October 11, 2021:
Oh, there's that broom handle! LOL! I wonder if it is time to plant it in the ground and give it a better support? M will probably say to wait until spring to plant it in the ground.
Have you tried growing avocado plants from seed?
I have never grown one that lasted more than a year. I am a bad plant mom!ReplyDelete
I think it is more luck than anything else! I've grown others that died either from the too hot summers or too cold winters!Delete
I tried to get one to root&sprout over the summer but failed. Maybe next time. So impressed by your plantReplyDelete
Better luck next time, Angela. This is only the 2nd time I've managed to get an avocado plant to grow to this height - the previous one died one really cold winter.Delete
It looks like a healthy plant. You clearly have green fingers. XReplyDelete
Thank you! It was propped up with a taller stake, today! Just as I suspected, M said it should not be planted in the ground until spring!Delete
I've have only grown avocados as house plants before and they don't get that big. It's too cold to plant them outside. However, yours is doing well. How long does it usually take until they bear fruit?ReplyDelete
They do grow well as indoor plants for at least a couple of years, don't they? If you buy a grafted plant, they may produce fruit in the 2nd or 3rd year, from what I've read. But, plants grown from seed vary! It might fruit in 5 years, or later, or never! The last avocado I successfully grew to about 4 years died during a very cold winter before it produced so much as a flower! I am hoping this one will do better. We shall see. :)Delete
Monday was super windy here as well. I hope your avocado bounces back. It really grew a lot this summer.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lori; the plant has been staked up again, with a taller stake. I think it will survive. :)Delete
It's wonderful to be able to chart the progress of something you have nurtured like that. I am sure Aveline (I took the liberty!) will survive being blown over once she is restaked. Just hope the temperatures are kind over winter - but she seems well acclimatised so the prospects are surely good!ReplyDelete
Aveline says thank for for being named! She was getting a bit tired of being referred to as the avocado plant! :D It is fun to see her growth over the years, isn't it? We gave her a taller stake, today, and a drink of water. I need to cut another piece of fabric for a 2nd tie, a bit further up along the stake. I hope we have a mild winter, but, already, our night time temperature is supposed to dip down to 48F, tonight, and it's only October! January and February are our coldest months!Delete
That avocado tree has done so well, it doesn't deserve to be windblown like that, I hope you will be able to support it more securely with M's help. Who would have thought such a wind would come?ReplyDelete
We have rain on and off today so we were fortunate to be blessed with excellent weather when we were away, as we had a long walk round a conservation area where there was a lot of well-indulged wildlife, from chickadees and squirrels to wild turkeys, all happy to receive sunflower seeds from the many people walking around!
Thank you, Bushlady; M and I found a longer stake and tied it up! We don't get a lot of wind storms, but, every now and then, we get one that topples trees and knocks down power lines, etc.Delete
I'm glad you had that sunny weekend away! A nice break from the rain! Sounds like the wildlife in the conservation area were well looked after! :D
What a growth spurt the avocado had this year. It's a beauty!ReplyDelete
Reading through the comments, I see you mentioned that it might take 5 years to bear fruit. We will be waiting for your first homegrown avocado.
It really grew this summer, didn't it? More than doubled its height! I also read that those planted from seed might not bear any fruit, but, I'm hoping that we will get at least some fruit! We shall see. Even if we don't get any fruit, I think it will make a nice tree!Delete