The Q&A Archives: Planting Avocados from seed

Question: My aunt sent me a few avocados from Puerto Rico,and I planted 1 seed. Now I have a pretty tree growing, is about 3ft tall. Recently I heard that I needed to plant about 4 or more together in order for them to produce avocados in the future. Is this true? What do I do???

Answer: What you've heard is a rumor. Avocado trees are self-pollinating, because their flowers are unique, having both female and male organs. All you need is a gentle breeze to transfer pollen for the tree to produce fruit.

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