For best results try to get ripe avocado and do not refrigerate it, and make sure it wasn’t refrigerated previously either.
If you sometime in future plan to sale it, it is best recommended that you plant them in a sunny location; hot season gives the best results.
The directions are pretty simple, all you got to do is:[checklist]
- Clean them and let them dry for a day or two.
- When they are dried, take off their skin and insert about 3 toothpicks with equal and subsequent gap.
- Hang them in a shaded glass and have the side with toothpicks rest on the rim of the shaded glass.
- Flood the glass with water until the bottom is 1/3 filled.
- Now all you have to do is, keep the glass in an area bright with sunshine and make sure you change the water in every two days.
- When the stem reaches 6 inches, cut it down to 3 inches
- After a couple of weeks, the root would be about 2’ long that is the time when your plant is ready.
- Get a pot with soil and plant your pit, make sure the roots are facing downward to soil surface.
- Don’t water too much, because that will make your plant go yellow and neither too little that the plant goes brown.[/checklist]
An Alternative Choice:
There are always other options that you can consider, if you are not comfortable with the one stated above.
Shove pit into a blend of sand and potting soil (facing upwards) with the peak over the soil surface. Maintain the soil so that it remains moist. Let it feel the bright sunshine and keep it under the sun or areas in your house that are exposed to a good amount of sun light. You can later nip fresh growth. Recommended care is as mentioned earlier that is neither too much nor too little watering.
An Alternative Technique:
Cover it in a moist paper towel and keep it in an air tight plastic bag, or seal the plastic bag. Leave the plastic bag in a hot place which is frequently exposed to the sun. You can either keep it in on the window sill of your kitchen or on any other surface which will assure to keep it dry and warm.