Avocado is incredibly healthy fruit packed with fiber, minerals, good lipids, antioxidants, and over 20 vitamins. Therefore, it is a good thing always to have at in your home available for consumption, and that can be achieved if you grow them by yourself.
This fruit tree will provide you with produce after 8 years, but it is worthwhile to wait for its fruits and thus always have organic fruits available for consumption. Continue reading and find out how to grow an avocado from an avocado pit:
Steps of Growing Avocado
First cut the avocado in order to obtain the kernel. Make sure to remove any flesh residue from the surface on the kernel, and after that dry it out.
The germination process
Place the kernel upside down and then plant three equidistant toothpicks and gently tilted upward.
Then in a glass of water place the stung core on top of it making certain that it rests on the toothpicks. Pour enough water in the glass so that half of the core is submerged. Put the glass on a place where there is plenty of sunlight. Make sure to change the water on regular basis.
In just a few weeks the seed will develop a root, and since the root appears you can start the planting process. However, prior planting do not forget to remove the toothpicks.
Seedling of the seed and maintenance of the plant
In a pot filled with soil plant the sprouted seed, so that it exceeds half. Then, put the pot where there is enough sunlight. In order for you tree to thrive optimally the soli needs to be always moist and well drained.
Since avocados are tropical plants they cannot survive in the cold, therefore the pot needs to be kept at a sunny place, protected from the wind and temperatures below 15 ° C. When the tree reaches a larger size, you can plant it in a larger pot.
Make sure to water your avocado tree regularly, but have in mind that the soil needs to be slightly dried before watering again.
The soil also requires a fertilizer, but use the one that is especially developed for avocados and citrus trees.
As we mentioned before it will need a few years before your avocado tree offers its first fruits. Once the lawyers appear they will stay firm provided that they are connected to the tree and can remain there for several months. However, do not pick them till they reach their maximum size. When you picked them up they will become ripe after one to two weeks.
You can prolong the ripening process if you place them in the fridge. If, on the other hand, you want to speed up this process, then put them with apples on a plate or in the same paper bag.
You can enjoy your ripe avocados in tartare, with vinaigrette or on a toast. Here is an amazing recipe with eggs and smoked salmon.
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
2 slices of smoked salmon
A few pinches of chilli powder
First preheat the oven at 400 °F.
Now prepare your avocados by cutting them in halves, and then remove enough flesh from the center of each avocado so that there is enough space for the smoked salmon and egg. Once prepared, put half a slice of smoked salmon in each avocado and on top of it place the egg.
The baking part lasts for 10 minutes.
In the end, drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the avocado halves, sprinkle with chili powder and then add a few basil leaves.