Grow an Avocado Tree

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Here is an easy & fun science project that the kids will love!
Use the pit from an avocado to grow an avocado tree

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Grow an Avocado Tree

Materials
Method
  • Begin by carefully removing the pit from an avocado and washing it gently in warm water.
  • You will next need to determine the top of the pit from the bottom.  The bottom is wider and has a bump on it, which is where the new roots will form.
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  • If desired you can peel the skin from the pit for faster germination.  This step isn't necessary though.
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  • Use toothpicks to skewer the top of the avocado pit, and then submerge the pit in a glass of water ensuring that the bottom portion of the pit is facing down.
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  • That's it!  Set the glass in a sunny window and change the water every few days.  Have kids observe the seed over the next couple of weeks.
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The Results
My girls loved checking for changes daily.  As they observed the glass they recorded what they saw in a journal.
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What to Expect:
  • In 3-4 weeks you will have a budding tree that is ready to be planted in soil!
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Tips & Expectations:
  • You can plant your tree directly into the ground, but I recommend using a planter so that the tree can be brought inside when temperatures drop below 50 degrees.
  • Keep plant soil moist but not saturated.
  • Once your tree reaches six inches in height you will want to trim it back a bit.  You can read more about trim care here.
  • Be patient!  It can take anywhere from 3-15 years for an avocado tree to produce fruit, and that's if it ever does.  There is no guarantee.  What is guaranteed though is a fun and educational experience that your children will enjoy!
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