Grow avocados by sprouting an avocado pit, planting it in a pot, making sure it gets plenty of sunlight and watering it. It can take up to 15 years for an avocado tree to produce fruit. You need an avocado, toothpicks, a water glass, water, a pot and potting soil.
- Prepare the avocado pit
Wash off an avocado pit. Place it on a towel, and let it dry over the course of two days. Insert three toothpicks 1/2 inch into the center of the pit. Balance the pit with the narrow end up on the mouth of a water glass. Fill up the glass with water so that it covers the bottom inch of the pit.
- Place the pit in a sunny location
Place the water glass with the pit in it on a window sill where it gets plenty of sunlight. Wait up to 6 weeks for the pit to sprout.
- Plant the pit
Once the roots and stem have grown out of the pit, remove it from the water glass. Take out the toothpicks. Fill a pot with potting soil, and plant the pit so that the top half of the pit is above the soil line.
- Set the pot in a good location
Set the pot in a location with plenty of sun exposure. Keep it indoors during the winter.
- Water the tree
Water the avocado plant regularly. The soil needs to remain moist at all times.
- Allow the tree to grow
Allow the tree to grow. It can take between 10 and 15 years for an avocado tree to fruit.