Return to the Seed Saving Forum | Post a Follow-Up

avocado multiple

Posted by rmontcal 7a (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 14, 12 at 22:06

My saved avocado pit came up beautifully, if not multiply. Is this normal? The current main plant is 2 ft high, alongside 2 6-in others. Odd? Yes, odd.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: avocado multiple

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 16:55

Some seeds make multiple plants normally. Key Limes and Beets come to mind. Avocados might be the same way.

RE: avocado multiple

I have never seen this but like remy says it is always likely. If you do not like this you can always prune back as many as you do not want. Most of us prune them back so they will bush our for a nice looking plant rather than the straight one trunk plant.

RE: avocado multiple

Mine did the same, but one main stem has become clearly dominant. I am going to head it back - partly because I want to graft it to a mature tree, but partly also because I want to encourage the other shoots to grow.

I like my trees bushy, even though long-term the avo limbs will tend to droop all the way to the ground.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Seed Saving Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here