How to Grow:
If transplanting, dig a hole about triple the size of the pot that your avocado tree has come in. Give about 20 feet between each tree. Be sure to plant where it will get full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water weekly. If you are in a cooler area where an avocado tree will not survive outdoors, you can use a 20 gallon or larger smart pot as a tree bag to be able to transfer between indoors and outdoors as needed.
If starting by seed, the tried and true method is to place toothpicks into a washed and dried seed and place the seed submerged in water. See full steps here.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for avocados:
You can begin to harvest from your avocado tree after about 2-4 years after transplanting and 8+ years after growing from seed.