The avocado is amongst the top five of my favorite foods. It can dress up a salad, impersonate a key lime pie, make any burger gourmet, and is a prerequisite to any bbq in the form of guacamole. However, at almost $2 a pop, it can add up quickly. Plus, it’s almost impossible to go to the store in a pinch and get a perfectly ripe one. Most of the time, you have to brown bag them and peek every couple of days to make sure you don’t miss that perfect window.
As luck would have it, we live in perfect avocado growing weather. This article, from Inhabitat.Com, goes into how to plant your own avocado tree from a pit. While it doesn’t guarantee that your tree will be fruitful, I figure it’s worth a shot! In a nutshell, here are the steps:
Check out the full article for detailed instructions, photos, and troubleshooting. I plan on planting one in the near future and I’ll post photo updates of it.
Buy an avocado.