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31/03/2014 at 18:35

New formula for growing an avocado from seed:

1. Remove seed from avocado and eat the flesh, preferably with a nice vinaigrette sauce

2. Discard avocado seed to compost heap

3. Leave for several months (this was not a particularly efficiently-run garden)

4. Turn compost heap and recover seed, accidentally damaging it in the process

5. Pot up and await developments

Any thoughts?

31/03/2014 at 18:40

Yep..............it works wonderfully............I've managed a few nice little trees that way

31/03/2014 at 18:50

Forget the vinaigrette........mash with Garam Masala

31/03/2014 at 19:08

Hmmm - might try that one day...

31/03/2014 at 19:16

To make a meal of it...................do Bulgar wheat with Garlic, Toms and Cucumber and Parsley.  You can bulk up your Avocado and GS with chicken or quorn if you are so inclined Classic summer scoff.............if the sun ever shines this year

31/03/2014 at 20:04

being south African ive grown an avocado from pip

 it would never have fruited so I threw it away after a very cold snap when the whole plant turned black.  sad really ..  would love an avocado tree in my garden here in Cambridge.  I didn't have a greenhouse back then and if I was grow another, is there a particular avocado that would fruit ?

 

31/03/2014 at 20:26

Guacamole is my favourite thing to make with avocado.  I don't know how many sprouting seeds I've come across in my compost bin.  I'll need to save one or two and try growing them on.  

31/03/2014 at 21:15

Tastes of soap to me, but have one growing well on the kitchen window cill.

31/03/2014 at 21:22

Soap !   omg never ... you are eating them too green then.

31/03/2014 at 21:32

ah man... in Durban where I come from you would feel stuffed after eating one avocado. Its so big that you can only eat half of the fruit. The skin should be purple, then you know its ready. If it is dark brown you might still be able to eat it... if ts black, it could be rotten x I still struggle to buy a ripe avo in the shops cos its not the same fruit I am use to .

31/03/2014 at 21:39

I think the skin colour depends partly on the variety, as well as the degree of ripeness. 

Would they flower and fruit in UK?

01/04/2014 at 00:02

I never put the stone in the compost heap.  They never rot down, so they go in the waste food bin for the Council to deal with.

01/04/2014 at 07:20

So the council can grow them?

01/04/2014 at 16:49

We have a special word in Wales to deal with remarks like that.  Twp!

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