Avocado pit rooting help needed
- Midlife Jul 21, 2010 01:02 PM
Simple thing any kid could do....... right? Stick toothpicks in an avocado pit and suspend it in water; scrape the 'root' end and cut into the pointy end. Change the water every few days. Wait.
It's been 3 weeks and absolutely nothing. Last time we tossed the pit after 6 weeks.
Any clue what we're doing wrong? Anything we didn't do that we could do?
I swear, the last ones I rooted took months- seriously! I couldn't believe they would actuallly root after that long, but they did. It had to be five months or more, so i'd say as long as it doesn't shrivel up it'll eventually sprout.
I hope it doesn't take that long for you, by the way, some avocados I've gotten have pits that are already starting to root
We may have tossed the original pit too soon. I tried a second one that had split about halfway up the middle inside the avocado, but it just kept splitting and came apart completely after a week. Time to make some guacamole and try again.