Guacamole and Growing an Avocado Plant from Seed

We just made some great guacamole from a very simple recipe. I chose the easiest recipe that I could find online because I needed to throw it together very quickly. At first I was a bit leery of trying this because it calls for garlic powder and salsa instead of the traditional, whole ingredients. That being said, it was done and on the table in a few short minutes and everyone was happy with the results. Even my just-turned-two-year-old liked it. Another nice thing about this recipe is that it is easily adaptable to any number of avocados that you may have on hand, so you can make it with as little as one avocado.

Most importantly, we saved the seeds in order to attempt to grow our own avocado houseplants. We found information on how to grow and care for an avocado plant on the California Avocado Commission (CAC) website. A glass of filtered water and three toothpicks later and our seeds were prepped and ready to grow. Now all there is to do is sit back and wait. Let’s hope these babies sprout!

Avocado seed

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3 thoughts on “Guacamole and Growing an Avocado Plant from Seed

  1. secretdadblog Post author

    Yeah, there is a down side, though. From what I gather it can take many years to produce fruit, and still they will not be of the edible variety unless you utilize grafting techniques down the road. Oh well, still a fun project!

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  2. Pingback: Avocado Plant Update #2 | Secret Dad Society

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