Avocado seed won't germinate, what's the problem?
By way of illustration to a user back in February, I tried my hand at germinating an avocado seed from a store bought fruit. The picture is dated 2/6 and the original post can be found here:
I must rather sheepishly admit that my avocado seed has failed to germinate and I wonder if anybody might be able to tell me why. I suspect that it was too cold but perhaps I am missing something. I put the glass with the seed in a dark cupboard above the refrigerator where the temperature is about 72°F and I also changed the water regularly. After several weeks, I dipped the seed in a small amount of rooting hormone to see if that had any effect. Nothing. I left it a bit longer in the glass and was excited to see that the seed coat began to crack a little (see pic), but still no roots. I left it another few days and read a little more and saw that some people have success by simply putting the seed in with one of their house plants by covering it 1/3 of the way with soil. The seed is now residing with one of my palms in some fresh potting mix.
Any thoughts on what went wrong? Or may this seed still surprise me? I am now desperate to have an avocado plant
Avocado seed set up to germinate (or not)
Seed nestled in soil, cracks visible