Let’s face it, avocados are here to stay. And with good reason! These delicious and extremely versatile fruits (yes, they’re technically single-seeded berries!) are not only the perfect snack, they have TONS of health benefits. Just take a look:
Who wouldn’t want to have avocados handy at all times? Turns out, you don’t need to have a huge farm to grow some avocados. What you will need, is some patience. It can take 5-13 years for your avocado tree to bear fruit, but we promise it’ll be worth the wait.
Here’s what you need to get started:
- an avocado pit
- some toothpicks
- a glass of water
1: Remove the large pit (seed) from inside an avocado, rinse well, and dry (a wet seed will be slippery!).
2: Push three or four toothpicks into the seed at its widest part so that you can suspend the pit over a glass of water with the pointy end sticking up. The water should cover about an inch of the seed.