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Avocado, in cross-section

Alligator pear, avocado, avocado pear

Persea americana

Fruits and Vegetables, Trees and Shrubs, Plants of Home and Garden

Soak in hot 110-130F/40-50C water for 30 minutes, then plant seed directly into moist soil, with tapered end pointing up and just covered, grow at 70F/21C. Cut back at about 6" tall. Grow in good indirect light, same temperatures, well-draining, slightly acidic soil, ample moisture

Plants grown from seed may not grow true to type; specific cultivars may be propagated by grafting.

Pear (Pyrus species)
Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia species)
Prickly pear, Indian fig (Opuntia ficus-indica)

Cleft or Wedge Grafting
Fruits and Vegetables
Plants of Home and Garden
Soaking and Pricking
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