Part 3: Growing an Avocado Tree From a Pit

It has been about two weeks since I last reported on our school project growing an avocado tree from a pit.

At the same time it seems to be a very lengthy project.  We have been checking almost daily and the growing process is almost invisible at this time.  The crack in the pit has spread up the pit to the top and the bump where the root will emerge has grown slightly bigger.  The plus is that the water remains clear which as I have reported before means that the pit is still good and living.

If it had died the water would begin to turn cloudy and slimy,  this project is not for the faint of hear though.  I tried one of these years ago and I really don’t remember it taking so long so I do believe that it is a result of the process to ripen fruit and vegetables faster to sell in the market.

Can not wait for the tree though and want to see about growing it out doors here.  Love avocados.


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