How do you grow an avocado tree from its seed?

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    Pierce the seed with its pointed end up, partially through with toothpicks on three or four sides to hold it on the top of a jar or vase partly with water and few pieces of charcoal (to keep the water sweet) just covering the base.

    In 2 to 6 weeks, when roots and leaves are well formed the plant is set in potting soil. Unless they're moved into soil within a few weeks or months after germination, they'll begin to deteriorate.

    Avocado seeds are also easily sprouted in a well-drained 4- or 5-inch pot of porous, fertile soil. When planted this way the top of the seed should just barely peek above the surface of the soil. If the soil is kept fairly moist and the temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees, the seed will begin to sprout and a pretty, leafy plant will develop.

    When the seedling reaches about 12 inches tall, it should be pinched back to about 6-8 inches to produce a rounder, fuller plant.

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