Ask a Question forum: Can you plant a rooted avocade pit?

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Rez
May 6, 2017 2:14 PM CST
I read somewhere that you should wait for it to sprout and then cut the sprout and plant it; but what's wrong with just planting a rooted pit?
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
May 6, 2017 2:34 PM CST
I planted the whole thing after it sprouted , overwintered it in the basement and it is outside again now for it's second year.
Eventually it will get too big for me to overwinter and won't survive our winters but in the meantime it is doing well and looks good.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 6, 2017 2:38 PM CST
What's wrong with just planting the pit in the dirt and letting it root in the pot? Why would you want to cut off the shoot and re-root it? Confused

Oh wait, you asked us the question.

The pit is serving a purpose: its providing food for the plant until it can grow adequate roots and a top. BTW, when a seed germinates, roots always grow first.

Plant the pit.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 6, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Kurt, think bonsai avocado. Bonsai doesn't have to do with size, its the art of pruning a tree (roots and top) to maintain a size and shape.
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