Competition: Scott Grows an Avocado Tree Flag Design Competition

Welcome, Avocado Enthusiasts! I am about to begin a new avocado growing series on Scott Grows an Avocado Tree, but before I do that, I need a way to identify each seed and tell them apart. I am launching a flag design competition. I explain in this video. Please find the Flag Design Competition’s TermsContinue reading “Competition: Scott Grows an Avocado Tree Flag Design Competition”

Easy and Effective Avocado Seed Germination using the Paper Towel and Plastic Bag Method.

Germinating avocado seeds is really easy to do. But if you’ve tried the water and toothpick method, you might disagree. I’ve had many avocado seeds sit for six months or more before doing anything, and from the messages I receive from other Avocado Enthusiasts, I know I am not alone in this frustration. Fortunately, thereContinue reading “Easy and Effective Avocado Seed Germination using the Paper Towel and Plastic Bag Method.”

Experiment: Should You Peel Avocado Seeds to Grow Them?

Abstract Many people have eaten an avocado, then taken the seed to attempt to grow it into an avocado tree. There are dozens of articles, videos and infographics explaining how to do this, some advise peeling the seed, and some don’t. In my experience, both peeling the seed and not peeling the seed leads toContinue reading “Experiment: Should You Peel Avocado Seeds to Grow Them?”

Making an Avocado Tree Time Lapse

I made an avocado tree time lapse. Plants are really amazing things. I’ve found that the more we learn about them, the more awesome they become. Earlier this year I conducted a project where I took a time lapse of an avocado seed growing into a small tree. I bought a cheap lamp, a cheapContinue reading “Making an Avocado Tree Time Lapse”

How To Prune An Avocado Tree

This is a question I’ll get a few times a week – how should I prune my avocado tree? Many people have started an avocado seed and wonder what the best way to care for it is. In the pursuit of knowledge, they’ve doubtless come across Pinterest infographics dictating that you prune your young avocadoContinue reading “How To Prune An Avocado Tree”